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Table 3 Data sets used for pyrosequencing and bacterial diversity indices

From: Effect of pH on soil bacterial diversity

Samples No. of reads No. of OTUs Richness (Margalef) Evenness (Pielou) Diversity index
Raw Chimera removed Simpson (D = 1/λ)a Shannon-Weaver (H’)
Site 1 1465 1428 165 22.58 0.93 0.99 4.76
Site 2 6149 5842 66 7.49 0.64 0.85 2.65
  1. aReciprocal of Simpson index and Shannon-Weaver index, higher numbers represent greater diversity