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Table 1 Calculated and estimated biodiversity defined by operational taxonomic units (OTUs)

From: High-resolution deep sequencing reveals biodiversity, population structure, and persistence of HIV-1 quasispecies within host ecosystems

PIDa Biodiversity (OTU)b
  0% 3% 10%
  Calculated Estimated Calculated Estimated Calculated Estimated
S1 253 315 85 178 6 7
S2 267 293 99 137 10 12
S3 69 75 12 24 1 1
S4 157 183 21 55 3 4
S5 82 98 22 91 4 5
S6 156 200 67 132 6 7
  1. a Patient identification.
  2. b Biodiversity, expressed as operational taxonomic units (OTU), was calculated from rarefaction curves or estimated by abundance-based estimator (ACE) using ESPRIT software [25] when sequences were clustered at 0% (unique), 3%, or 10% distance.