Table 1.

Phylum diversity represented in 1,221 16S rDNA clones from normal forearm skin of six subjects

PhylumKnown speciesNovel phylotypesNo. of subjects with phylum
No. of clones (% of total)No. of SLOTUNo. of clones (% of total)No. of SLOTU
Actinobacteria614 (50.3)6014 (1.1)46
Firmicutes285 (23.3)405 (0.4)46
Proteobacteria203 (16.6)4234 (2.8)116
Bacteroidales13 (1.1)96 (0.5)54
Cyanobacteria002 (0.2)11
Deinococcus-Thermus0035 (2.9)31
Thermomicrobia001 (0.1)11
Unclassified8 (0.7)11 (0.1)11
Total1,123 (92.0)15298 (8.0)30