Table 3

The detected gene probes number involving in carbon and nitrogen cycling
Gene category Detected No. of probes Detected gene probes number in different sampling sites
SJY-GH SJY-DR SJY-QML SJY-CD SJY-ZD SJY-YS
Carbon cycling 823 466 359 300 207 232 228
Carbon fixation 202 108 81 83 52 54 46
Carbon degradation 567 336 252 196 145 160 162
Strarch 161 91 66 54 39 45 43
  Cellulose 63 41 24 23 16 14 22
  Hemicellulose 105 61 55 38 27 27 27
  Lignin 76 53 37 31 23 22 23
  Chitin 90 49 36 24 20 34 23
  Pectin 12 7 6 5 0 2 3
  Others 60 34 28 21 20 16 21
Methane production 18 6 6 5 3 8 5
Methane oxidation 36 16 20 16 7 10 15
Nitrogen cycling 754 433 366 287 195 206 199
Nitrogen fixation 224 116 108 79 52 56 62
Denitrification 372 222 185 143 97 100 96
Nitrification 17 7 8 4 3 4 2
Dissimilatory N reduction 51 34 24 18 12 20 15
Assimilatory N reduction 27 11 7 14 8 7 9
Anaerobic ammonium oxidation 63 43 34 29 23 19 15

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Zhang et al. BMC Microbiology 2013 13:72   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-13-72

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