Table 3

Summary of diversity estimators Rarefaction, Shannon index, Ace, and Chao1

Variable

Observations

Minimum

Maximum

Mean

Std. deviation


Rarefaction 3%

49

117.000

601.000

337.898

107.599

Rarefaction 5%

49

41.000

327.000

180.082

71.995

Shannon 3%

49

2.896

5.614

4.703

0.670

Shannon 5%

49

2.353

5.166

3.955

0.763

OTU 3%

49

117.000

601.000

337.898

107.599

OTU 5%

49

41.000

327.000

180.082

71.995

ACE 3%

49

181.962

911.814

446.255

159.805

ACE 5%

49

72.165

515.946

235.668

102.497

Chao1 3%

49

189.571

733.412

436.274

145.754

Chao1 5%

49

72.000

412.263

228.350

94.776


Diversity metrics related to 3% and 5% divergence (species and genera levels respectively) are provided along with basic summary statistics. These include the minimum values across all samples, the maximum, the mean and the standard deviation.

Smith et al. BMC Medical Genomics 2010 3:41   doi:10.1186/1755-8794-3-41

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