Relative abundance of bacterial phyla associated with leafy salad vegetables as determined from pyrosequencing. Samples are organically (Org) and conventionally grown baby spinach (Spi), romaine lettuce (Rom), red leaf lettuce (Red), iceberg lettuce (Ice), and green leaf lettuce (Gre) and include intact and surface sterilized (S) subsamples. Percentages represent the portion of 16S rRNA gene 454 reads (mean 2,515 per sample) that were classified to that phylum (or subphylum in the case of Proteobacteria).
Jackson et al. BMC Microbiology 2013 13:274 doi:10.1186/1471-2180-13-274