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Table 3 The microbial taxonomic structure and mean relative abundance at phylum level from sunflower rhizosphere and bulk soils obtained from Sheila and Itsoseng farms

From: Comparative study of microbial structure and functional profile of sunflower rhizosphere grown in two fields

Phylum   Farm   
SHR SHB ITR ITB
Firmicutes 39.74 ± 6.54 31.82 ± 9.93 12.11 ± 8.56 9.54 ± 0.08
Proteobacteria 29.47 ± 0.55 33.68 ± 18.81 12.67 ± 8.96 11.49 ± 1.19
unclassified (derived from Bacteria) 19.29 ± 2.36 27.72 ± 13.15 28.97 ± 20.48 23.48 ± 1.97
Actinobacteria 6.22 ± 1.59 3.59 ± 2.71 26.41 ± 18.66 19.50 ± 1.29
Bacteroidetes 1.58 ± 0.91 0.83 ± 0.29 3.14 ± 2.22 3.75 ± 0.29
Thaumarchaeota 0.92 ± 0.08 0.49 ± 0.44 8.25 ± 5.83 19.40 ± 2.82
Gemmatimonadetes 0.51 ± 0.08 0.46 ± 0.21 0.83 ± 0.59 1.43 ± 0.17
unclassified (derived from unclassified sequences) 0.36 ± 0.24 0.23 ± 0.17 1.35 ± 0.95 1.16 ± 0.06
Cyanobacteria 0.26 ± 0.24 0.03 ± 0.01 0.07 ± 0.05 0.06 ± 0.00
Acidobacteria 0.37 ± 0.08 0.29 ± 0.07 1.68 ± 1.18 3.59 ± 0.01
Verrucomicrobia 0.31 ± 0.13 0.33 ± 0.07 2.23 ± 1.58 3.99 ± 0.61
Planctomycetes 0.22 ± 0.12 0.10 ± 0.03 0.34 ± 0.24 0.49 ± 0.02
Chloroflexi 0.22 ± 0.09 0.14 ± 0.11 0.66 ± 0.46 0.53 ± 0.10
Nitrospirae 0.16 ± 0.07 0.11 ± 0.08 0.36 ± 0.25 0.77 ± 0.00
Crenarchaeota 0.23 ± 0.03 0.07 ± 0.06 0.66 ± 0.47 0.11 ± 0.05
Spirochaetes 0.06 ± 0.00 0.04 ± 0.03 0.20 ± 0.14 0.53 ± 0.12
Chlamydiae 0.02 ± 0.02 0.01 ± 0.00 0.01 ± 0.01 0.05 ± 0.01
Deinococcus-Thermus 0.03 ± 0.01 0.03 ± 0.02 0.02 ± 0.01 0.01 ± 0.00
Fibrobacteres 0.02 ± 0.01 0.01 ± 0.01 0.00 ± 0.00 0.00 ± 0.00
Tenericutes 0.01 ± 0.00 0.01 ± 0.01 0.01 ± 0.01 0.01 ± 0.00
Aquificae 0.00 ± 0.00 0.00 ± 0.00 0.01 ± 0.01 0.01 ± 0.00
Chlorobi 0.00 ± 0.00 0.01 ± 0.01 0.00 ± 0.00 0.02 ± 0.00
Dictyoglomi 0.00 ± 0.00 0.00 ± 0.00 0.01 ± 0.01 0.07 ± 0.01
Synergistetes 0.00 ± 0.00 0.00 ± 0.00 0.01 ± 0.00 0.01 ± 0.01
  1. Legend: SHR Sheila rhizosphere soil, SHB Sheila bulk soil, ITR Itsoseng rhizosphere soil, ITB Itsoseng bulk soil, data represent mean ± standard error of the relative abundance of microbial phyla