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Table 1 Biodiversity and predicted richness from the rumen content of Tibetan sheep and Gansu Alpine Finewool sheep

From: Rumen methanogen and protozoal communities of Tibetan sheep and Gansu Alpine Finewool sheep grazing on the Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau, China

Sample No. of clones No.of unique sequencesa No. of OTUsb C (%) H (95%CIs)c SACE (95%CIs)c SChao1 (95%CIs) c
TM 138 62 28 92.1 2.8 (2.5, 3.1) 44.1 (39.1, 51.1) 38.7 (30.5, 66.4)
GM 155 65 18 95.5 2.1 (1.8, 2.4) 24.5 (21.7, 28.9) 21.7 (18.0, 39.8)
TP 180 31 10 98.3 2.1 (1.9, 2.4) 10.6 (10.1, 16.1) 10.0 (9.5, 16.4)
GP 169 37 9 98.8 1.5 (1.2, 1.9) 8.9 (8.2, 12.4) 8.5 (8.0, 16.3)
  1. aUnique 16S rRNA gene sequences were determined via RFLP analysis
  2. bOTUs of the 16S rRNA gene sequences were determined as described in the text. The coverage (C), Shannon-Weiner (H) indices, and SACE and SChao1 richness estimators were calculated with the OTU data
  3. cThe 95% confidential intervals (95%CIs) were provided when calculating richness estimators