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Noah Fierer, Mark A. Bradford, and Robert B. Jackson. 2007. Towards an ecological classification of soil bacteria. Ecology 88:1354–1364.

Appendix B. The relative abundances of the targeted bacterial groups in each soil sample. Soil codes are identical to those in Appendix A. Relative abundances are reported as the ratio between the number of 16s rDNA copies belonging to the target group and the total number of bacterial 16s rDNA copies as estimated by qPCR using a universal bacterial primer set (see Methods).

 

Relative Abundances (% of total bacterial 16s rDNA copies)

Soil Code

Acidobacteria

Actinobacteria

α-Proteobacteria

β-Proteobacteria

Bacteroidetes

Firmicutes

BB1

15.4

no data

5.7

1.7

0.8

1.4

BB2

no data

4.1

9.4

2.0

1.1

2.0

BF1

21.9

7.4

10.2

1.7

1.1

2.4

BF2

23.0

9.7

22.1

3.1

2.3

2.8

BP1

30.2

5.7

12.2

4.2

1.8

3.1

BZ1

11.9

5.8

11.1

5.6

1.8

3.3

BZ2

17.4

7.7

12.3

2.0

1.7

3.7

BZ3

13.1

5.4

10.2

4.9

2.4

3.3

CA1

34.5

9.4

8.2

3.6

2.6

2.3

CA2

31.2

9.4

11.2

2.5

2.9

2.3

CC1

17.8

4.7

6.1

4.1

1.3

1.5

CF1

11.5

6.8

5.6

0.3

0.6

1.7

CF2

13.5

12.7

10.1

0.9

1.5

1.3

CF3

23.6

19.2

16.7

1.0

1.7

1.5

CL1

14.9

4.5

6.9

2.0

1.1

1.4

CL2

15.3

4.5

10.9

4.3

1.4

4.8

CL3

10.8

4.1

9.1

2.2

0.9

1.2

CM1

17.3

4.8

5.6

2.3

0.9

1.5

CO1

9.2

9.0

11.2

7.7

3.5

2.4

CO2

11.8

7.7

9.1

5.8

1.2

1.4

CO3

18.7

5.7

3.9

2.3

1.0

7.5

CR1

22.2

3.6

8.1

1.8

0.9

1.3

DF1

14.9

10.7

28.0

9.3

3.9

3.0

DF2

22.1

6.3

14.1

3.6

1.5

2.1

GB1

14.7

12.3

10.0

no data

2.7

2.1

GB2

13.3

5.4

4.6

4.1

2.6

2.3

GB3

23.6

11.8

11.0

4.3

2.1

2.0

GB4

10.7

10.3

7.9

5.8

1.2

1.6

GB5