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Table 1 The alpha diversity indices of bacterial and fungal OTUs from samples of pseudostems and roots of explants (designated as Sstem and Sroot, respectively), shoot tips and roots of healthy banana plants in fields without wilting symptoms (designated as Btip and Broot, respectively), shoot tips and roots of wilting banana plants (designated as Wtip and Wroot, respectively), and shoot tips and roots of banana plants adjacent to the wilting plants but without wilting symptoms (designated as Htip and Hroot, respectively)

From: Engineering banana endosphere microbiome to improve Fusarium wilt resistance in banana

Sample Bacterial OTUs Fungal OTUs
Chao1* ACE Shannon Simpson Coverage Chao1 ACE Shannon Simpson Coverage
Sstem 147 ± 3.1 326 ± 5.4 2.85 ± 0.07 0.18 ± 0.01 0.85 ± 0.03 388 ± 4.8 596 ± 11.0 0.38 ± 0.01 0.86 ± 0.01 1.00 ± 0.00
Btip 182 ± 3.5 662 ± 11.1 3.54 ± 0.16 0.05 ± 0.00 0.64 ± 0.02 633 ± 5.7 900 ± 9.3 0.73 ± 0.03 0.72 ± 0.03 1.00 ± 0.00
Htip 250 ± 3.3 527 ± 13.0 3.62 ± 0.18 0.04 ± 0.00 0.60 ± 0.03 549 ± 4.0 811 ± 13.1 0.52 ± 0.03 0.80 ± 0.01 1.00 ± 0.00
Wtip 432 ± 4.5 447 ± 16.3 3.75 ± 0.15 0.03 ± 0.00 0.34 ± 0.01 689 ± 7.1 1305 ± 25.6 0.58 ± 0.01 0.79 ± 0.03 1.00 ± 0.00
Sroot 373 ± 4.1 621 ± 11.5 2.68 ± 0.09 0.24 ± 0.01 0.92 ± 0.03 950 ± 10.6 1421 ± 22.4 0.67 ± 0.02 0.81 ± 0.02 1.00 ± 0.00
Broot 382 ± 5.1 531 ± 13.2 3.14 ± 0.20 0.12 ± 0.00 0.94 ± 0.03 2805 ± 13.9 3658 ± 55.9 2.65 ± 0.07 0.28 ± 0.01 0.99 ± 0.01
Hroot 7443 ± 17.5 12576 ± 53.1 4.62 ± 0.24 0.14 ± 0.00 0.87 ± 0.02 2198 ± 7.3 3394 ± 39.7 2.00 ± 0.03 0.37 ± 0.03 0.99 ± 0.01
Wroot 3723 ± 13.7 6671 ± 23.1 4.05 ± 0.13 0.19 ± 0.00 0.85 ± 0.01 4182 ± 21.5 6436 ± 63.1 2.99 ± 0.06 0.16 ± 0.00 0.98 ± 0.02
  1. *Both Chao1 and ACE described an estimate of the total number of phylotypes in a source environment, and Chao1 is particularly appropriate for data sets in which most phylotypes are relatively rare in the community, ACE is appropriate for data sets in which some phylotypes occur more frequently. Both Shannon and Simpson indexes comprehensively reflect the richness and evenness of community, while Shannon index is more sensitive to the richness of the community, and Simpson index is more sensitive to the evenness of the community. Coverage is a non-parametric estimator of the proportion of phylotypes in a library of infinite size that would be represented in a smaller library. Values are reported as mean ± SD (standard deviation) (n = 5)