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Table 2 Correlation coefficient of pairwise comparison of gene coverage in control and multiple displacement amplification treatments

From: Caught in the middle with multiple displacement amplification: the myth of pooling for avoiding multiple displacement amplification bias in a metagenome

  Pearson’s correlation coefficient
  Treatments Control Single MDA
Blue7 Single MDA 0.21  
  Pooled MDA 0.37 0.86
Fruitloop Single MDA 0.07  
  Pooled MDA 0.04 0.98
Gumball-1 Single MDA −0.31  
  Pooled MDA −0.33 0.94
Gumball-2 Single MDA −0.31  
  Pooled MDA −0.36 0.82
Lambda Single MDA 0.16  
  Pooled MDA 0.10 0.99
Porky-1 Single MDA 0.18  
  Pooled MDA 0.15 0.91
Porky-2 Single MDA −0.15  
  Pooled MDA −0.09 0.79
T7 Single MDA −0.42  
  Pooled MDA −0.56 0.95
VBP32 Single MDA −0.11  
  Pooled MDA −0.15 0.92
Wee Single MDA 0.24  
  Pooled MDA 0.22 0.93
  1. Comparisons were of average coverage for each predicted gene in a genome. P < 0.05.
  2. P < 0.0001. MDA, multiple displacement amplification.