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Table 2 Mean ± SEM for taxonomic richness presented as operational taxonomic units (OTUs) of bacterial and archaeal biofilm communities from different compartments of an aquaponic system analyzed with terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism. No significant differences were found between the estimates of taxa richness per sampling date and different sampling places. Numbers in the brackets present the number of analyzed samplesa

From: Environmental parameters and microbial community profiles as indication towards microbial activities and diversity in aquaponic system compartments

  Sampling date Fish tank Biofilter Sump Hydroponic table RFS inflow RFS outflow Anaerobic digester
Bacteria Week 37
11.9.2018
104.2 ± 5.7
(18)
101.1 ± 5.2
(8)
95.3 ± 8.3
(9)
92.8 ± 7.9
(9)
92.1 ± 8.3
(8)
86.6 ± 7.1
(9)
84.4 ± 6.1
(9)
Week 39
26.9.2018
153.6 ± 5.9
(18)
149.3 ± 9.1
(8)
150.6 ± 5.6
(9)
152.3 ± 7.6
(9)
161.7 ± 5.2
(9)
137.4 ± 8.7
(9)
133.0 ± 10.1
(9)
Archaea Week 37
11.9.2018
5.7 ± 1.1
(7)
14.3 ± 5.8
(3)
2.8 ± 0.4
(5)
1.5 ± 0.5
(2)
5.2 ± 2.3
(4)
8.7 ± 4.1
(3)
9.0 ± 1.4
(4)
Week 39
26.9.2018
25.1 ± 2.4
(18)
22.2 ± 3.3
(6)
26.6 ± 2.9
(9)
28.5 ± 3.7
(8)
26.6 ± 2.8
(9)
28.8 ± 2.9
(9)
20.5 ± 6.5
(2)
  1. a analytical replicates of three experimental replicates