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Research Article

Incorporating 16S Gene Copy Number Information Improves Estimates of Microbial Diversity and Abundance

  • Steven W. Kembel mail,

    kembel.steven_w@uqam.ca

    Affiliation: Institute of Ecology & Evolution, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, United States of America

    Current address: Départment des sciences biologiques, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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  • Martin Wu,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Jonathan A. Eisen,

    Affiliations: UC Davis Genome Center, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America, Department of Evolution and Ecology, College of Biological Sciences, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

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  • Jessica L. Green

    Affiliations: Institute of Ecology & Evolution, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, United States of America, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Published: October 25, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002743

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