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Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 2005 Jan;87(1):3-9.

Estimating and comparing the diversity of marine actinobacteria.

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  • 1Research school of Biosciences, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT1 7NJ, UK. jem.stach@ncl.ac.uk

Abstract

This paper reviews the application of species richness estimators to microbial diversity data and describes phylogenetic approaches to comparing microbial communities. The techniques are demonstrated using a community of marine actinobacteria. Results demonstrate that marine environments harbour massive actinobacterial diversity. Furthermore, these predictions are likely to be severe underestimates due to the use of arbitrary OTU definitions.

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15726285
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