Table 2

Results of the diversity profiles for the four environmental microbial community datasets
Treatment Naïve profiles results Was this predicted? Similarity profiles results Was this predicted?
Acid mine drainage bacteria and archaea HiSeq BR less diverse than most Env. samples Yes BR less diverse than Env. samples Yes
High GS only more diverse than early GS for Env-1 No Highest GS (GS 2) is most diverse of all samples Yes
GAIIx BR more diverse than Env-2, but less than Env-4 No Env. samples mostly more diverse than BR Yes
Higher GS is less diverse than lower GS for BR No Highest GS is most diverse of all samples Yes
Hypersaline lake viruses N/A Diversity greater in larger pools Yes (2010A for 2/3 genes; not true for Cluster 667) Diversity greater in combined 2007A samples and/or 2010A Yes
Subsurface bacteria N/A Background > Acetate > Vanadium + acetate Yes Background ≈ Vanadium + acetate > Acetate No
Substrate-associated soil fungi Grassland At all q: Wood T2 > Wood T1 > Straw T1 > Straw T2; No crossing along q Yes Straw T2 least diverse at all q Yes
At q = 0, Straw T1 has second lowest diversity, but by q = 3, has highest diversity No
Wood T2 > Wood T1 at all q Yes
Forest At all q: Wood T1 > Straw T1 > Wood T2 > Straw T2; No crossing along q No At all q: Straw T1 > Wood T1 > Wood T2 > Straw T2; No crossing along q No

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Doll et al. BMC Microbiology 2013 13:259   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-13-259

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