|Results of analysis of similarity (ANOSIM)a between HS, LS, and NS wellsb|
|ATT c||SUS d||ATT||SUS|
|HS - LS||0.079||11.9%||0.019||53.3%||0.013||51.7%||0.493||0.03%|
|HS - NS||0.44||0.02%||–e||–e||0.857||0.07%||–e||–e|
|LS - NS||0.306||0.08%||–e||–e||0.599||0.10%||–e||–e|
aRANOSIM ranges from a value of 0, which indicates communities in each group are identical, to 1, where communities in one group are completely distinct from the other. The value of p is the percentage chance that 106 randomly generated groups produced a value of RANOSIM greater than the one given.
b The concentration of sulfate in HS wells is > 0.2 mM, between 0.03 – 0.2 mM in LS wells, and less than 0.03 mM in NS wells.
c ATT = Microbial communities attached to in situ samplers.
d SUS = Microbial communities suspended in groundwater.
e Insufficient NS samples for statistically valid ANOSIM.
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