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Table 3 Overview of the KO number statistics

From: The active microbial community more accurately reflects the anaerobic digestion process: 16S rRNA (gene) sequencing as a predictive tool

  DNA   RNA  
  Bacteria Archaea Bacteria Archaea
Average KO numbers 5721 ± 546 2927 ± 152a 5839 ± 564 2511 ± 330a
Significant higher KO numbers 663 630 2522 338
  1. Significant (P < 0.001) differences, as determined by a t test, between bacteria and archaea or between DNA and RNA are indicated by letter “a”. Significant higher KO numbers were determined based on a significant higher relative abundance on DNA or RNA level