
name 
typeOfVariable 
units 
description 
block 
1 
plotID 
character(16) 

name of the plot 
0 
2 
horizon 
character(16) 

name of horizon 
0 
3 
16S_sequences_from_pyrosequencing 
integerNumber 

No of 16S sequences from pyrosequencing 
0 
4 
classifiable_sequences_to_domain_bacteria 
integerNumber 

No of sequences classifiable to domain of bacteria 
0 
5 
Alphaproteobacteria 
realNumber 
percent 
Relative abundances calculated from the classifiable sequences 
0 
6 
Acidobacteria 
realNumber 
percent 
Relative abundances calculated from the classifiable sequences 
0 
7 
Unclassified_bacteria 
realNumber 
percent 
Relative abundances calculated from the classifiable sequences 
0 
8 
Actinobacteria 
realNumber 
percent 
Relative abundances calculated from the classifiable sequences 
0 
9 
Unclassified_Proteobacteria 
realNumber 
percent 
Relative abundances calculated from the classifiable sequences 
0 
10 
Betaproteobacteria 
realNumber 
percent 
Relative abundances calculated from the classifiable sequences 
0 
11 
Deltaproteobacteria 
realNumber 
percent 
Relative abundances calculated from the classifiable sequences 
0 
12 
Gammaproteobacteria 
realNumber 
percent 
Relative abundances calculated from the classifiable sequences 
0 
13 
WS3 
realNumber 
percent 
Relative abundances calculated from the classifiable sequences 
0 
14 
Firmicutes 
realNumber 
percent 
Relative abundances calculated from the classifiable sequences 
0 
15 
TM7 
realNumber 
percent 
Relative abundances calculated from the classifiable sequences 
0 
16 
Bacteroidetes 
realNumber 
percent 
Relative abundances calculated from the classifiable sequences 
0 
17 
Other_Phyla 
realNumber 
percent 
Relative abundances calculated from the classifiable sequences 
0 
18 
Shannon_Index_3percent 
realNumber 

Shannon Index 3% (genetic distance of 3% = species level) 
0 
19 
Shannon_Index_20percent 
realNumber 

Shannon Index 20 % (genetic distance of 20% = phylum level) 
0 