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Table 1 Shannon diversity, Simpsons diversity, Shannon Evenness, OTU richness and Chao1 Estimate calculated based upon the eubacterial 16S rRNA gene sequences of rock-water interface samples from Lake Tawani(P) using culture-dependent and culture-independent methods

From: Bacterial diversity of the rock-water interface in an East Antarctic freshwater ecosystem, Lake Tawani(P)

  Shannon diversity index Simpsons diversity index Shannon Evenness index OTU richness Chao1 estimate
16S rRNA culture-dependent 2.58 0.92 0.95 16 15
16S rRNA clone library 2.09 0.76 0.72 64 22
16S rRNA pyrosequencing 7.20 0.99 0.82 497 961