Table 2

Total number of taxa found in each sample, before screening for analysis but after background noise was removed and including only OTUs with > 0.92 positive fraction
Sample Phylum Class Order Family Sub-family OTU
1R 20 42 59 83 94 367
2R 21 43 63 90 103 395
3R 19 38 51 75 83 308
4R 23 44 58 80 94 374
5R 23 46 67 97 109 465
6R 23 43 56 84 97 382
7R 22 43 57 86 100 379
8R 23 45 69 98 116 432
Mean rumen 22 43 60 87 100 350
1C 16 33 45 63 72 331
2C 18 36 54 78 90 378
3C 15 30 40 54 65 307
6C 17 34 50 72 84 374
7C 26 49 82 124 146 597
8C 21 42 66 98 115 488
Mean colon 19 37 51 82 95 413

Not all OTUs were found in every sample.

Ishaq and Wright

Ishaq and Wright BMC Microbiology 2012 12:212   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-12-212

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