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Fig. 3 | BMC Evolutionary Biology

Fig. 3

From: Microbial composition of spiny ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Polyrhachis) across their geographic range

Fig. 3

Beta diversity found in Polyrhachis samples rarefied to a read depth of 400 (50% of samples). Note that after this depth only 64 samples remained. a UPGMA tree (unweighted UniFrac method) of the entire bacterial community of Polyrhachis. Through the tree it is possible to visualize that were grouped samples of several subgenera and distinct localities. b PCoA plots (weighted UniFrac method) of bacterial communities associated with Polyrhachis at the 97% OTU level. Axis 1 = 70.22% and axis 2 = 22.35%. The dots were colored according to the subgenera they belong to. Note that although not fully clustered, there is a certain ordering of subgenera, indicating that host phylogeny plays an important role in structuring the bacterial community

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