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Table 3 Relative abundance (%) of E. coli in watershed sites using amplicon and metagenome approaches

From: A comprehensive method for amplicon-based and metagenomic characterization of viruses, bacteria, and eukaryotes in freshwater samples

Watershed site 16S rRNA* cpn60* Bacterial metagenome*
UPL 0.71 (198854) 0.24 (5955) 0.19 (44463)
UDS 0.65 (205568) 0.15 (10674) 0.17 (70203)
AUP 3.95 (253363) 2.62 (26641) 1.92 (48059)
APL 0.94 (38376) 1.54 (43417) 1.43 (169295)
ADS 0.34 (86499) 0.43 (53794) 0.44 (29399)
PUP 1.69 (66825) 0.60 (8947) 0.06 (71837)
PDS 0.16 (320422) 0.02 (11374) 0.42 (68525)
  1. Numbers in parentheses represent total number of reads post quality filtering
  2. *Correlation coefficients: 16S rRNA and cpn60 (p value = 0.0104, r s = 0.8726); cpn60 and bacterial metagenome (p value = 0.0018, r s = 0.9374)