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Table 2 Diversity and abundance of nitrifying archaea and bacteria in sediments from vegetated and bare sites

From: The effects of climate, catchment land use and local factors on the abundance and community structure of sediment ammonia-oxidizing microorganisms in Yangtze lakes

  Vegetated sites (N = 20) Bare sites (N = 15) All sites (N = 35)
Chao1 diversity
 AOA 10.47 ± 8.92b 8.77 ± 7.36b 9.65 ± 8.12b
 AOB 19.89 ± 12.18a 19.76 ± 16.22a 19.84 ± 13.83a
Shannon diversity
 AOA 1.31 ± 0.73 1.08 ± 0.49 1.20 ± 0.63
 AOB 1.42 ± 0.66 1.51 ± 0.75 1.46 ± 0.69
Simpson diversity
 AOA 0.40 ± 0.27 0.47 ± 0.23 0.44 ± 0.25
 AOB 0.41 ± 0.22 0.38 ± 0.26 0.40 ± 0.23
Abundance (104 copies g−1)
 AOA 1.60 ± 1.36b 29.19 ± 86.27b 13.43 ± 57.07b
 AOB 0.84 ± 0.70a 2.06 ± 2.83a 1.36 ± 19.99a
Abundance ratio
 AOA/AOB 2.79 ± 3.68 5.14 ± 8.32 3.79 ± 6.12
  1. There was no significant difference in diversity and abundance of AOA and AOB between vegetated and bare sites. Mean ± standard deviation followed by different letters in the same column indicate significant difference (P < 0.05) between AOA and AOB