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Table 1 Indices of diversity, richness and library coverage for 16S rRNA gene libraries.

From: Environmentally-acquired bacteria influence microbial diversity and natural innate immune responses at gut surfaces

Measurement IN OUT IR
No. of clones 995 734 780
Chao1 estimator of species richness 259.02 254.89 302.53
Shannon diversity index (H) 4.438 4.190 4.355
Simpson diversity index (1-D) 0.980 0.975 0.979
Simpson reciprocal index (1/D) 52.00 40.41 47.47
Good's estimator of coverage (%) 93.47 92.46 90.97
  1. Calculations were made based on OTU definition at 99% sequence identity (N = 4).