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Estimating and comparing the diversity of marine actinobacteria

Lookup NU author(s): Dr James StachORCiD, Professor Alan Bull


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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. © Springer 2005.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Stach JEM, Bull AT

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology

Year: 2005

Volume: 87

Issue: 1

Pages: 3-9

ISSN (print): 0003-6072

ISSN (electronic): 1572-9699


DOI: 10.1007/s10482-004-6524-1

PubMed id: 15726285