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Fig. 2 | Microbiome

Fig. 2

From: Unravelling the importance of the eukaryotic and bacterial communities and their relationship with Legionella spp. ecology in cooling towers: a complex network

Fig. 2

a Alpha diversity of cooling towers plotted against DOC levels of each tower. A semi-logarithmic curve fit the data best, using non-linear regression. The average and standard deviation of each tower is shown. b Non-metric multidimensional scaling plot of cooling towers eukaryotic communities categorized by DOC levels and using ANOSIM to evaluate statistical significance of dissimilarity between communities (R = 0.21, P = 0.118, stress = 0.102). The categories are as followed: < 10 mg/L of DOC were grouped as low; 10 to 20 mg/L were categorized as mid; 20 to 40 mg/L were categorized in the high group. The plot graphs the Bray-Curtis dissimilarity index of each replicate of each tower. Towers with high (red) and low levels (blue) of DOC clustered separately (R = 0.75, P = 0.0667; see Supplementary Figure S1)

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