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Table 3 Pearson correlations of T-RFs with methane production and sulfate consumption

From: Coexistence and competition of sulfate-reducing and methanogenic populations in an anaerobic hexadecane-degrading culture

Domain Phylogenetic position T-RF (bp) Methane production Sulfate consumption
Archaeal domain Methanolinea 84 0.454a −0.421a
Methanolinea 393 −0.659a −0.089
Methanobacteriaceae 92 −0.073 −0.337b
Methanoculleus 186 0.352a 0.351b
Methanosaeta 228 0.082 0.528a
Methanosaeta 284 −0.274b −0.206
Methanosaeta 495 −0.259 0.048
Bacterial domain Unknown bacteria 63 −0.482a −0.161
Desulfovibrionaceae 77 −0.158 0.047
Synergistaceae 160 −0.068 0.326b
Thermotogaceae 203 −0.370a −0.188
Smithella 207 0.532a 0.314b
Desulfobacteraceae 209 −0.333a 0.428a
Spirochaetaceae 215 0.715a 0.136
Chloroflexi 220 0.467a −0.443a
Chloroflexi 227 0.029 −0.061
Candidatus Cloacamonas 337 0.262b −0.499a
  1. aCorrelation is significant at the 0.01 level (2-tailed)
  2. bCorrelation is significant at the 0.05 level (2-tailed)