Table 1.

Characterization of the pyrosequenced DNA and cDNA libraries from the microbial community analyzed in this study

DNA librarycDNA library
Total number of reads414,323128,324
Average length, bp110114
Number of rRNA reads5,87767,859
Total base pairs, Mb45.414.7
Number of NCBI-nr hits205,747 (50% of reads)7,275 (13% of reads)
Number of GOS peptide hits290,741 (70% of reads)23,203 (43% of reads)
  • Only sequences with bit score cutoffs ≥40 were considered hits.