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All other peaks above a baseline noise level (usually peak height between 25 and 100 fluorescence units) are kept. The choice of baseline noise will affect the number of peaks detected. A higher threshold will decrease the number of small, irreproducible peaks obtained, but may also discard some reproducible peaks (see Note 7). The proportional abundance (Ai) of each T-RF is calculated as: Ai = ni/N in which ni represents the peak area (or height) of a T-RF (i) and N is the sum of all peak areas (or heights) in a given T-RFLP pattern.
7. Despite great care taken to exactly reproduce a T-RF profile, small, irreproducible peaks are occasionally observed (4,5,41). This can occur even when the replication is only at the level of using different aliquots of a single restriction digest (4,41). The problem of irreproducible small peaks is usually handled by discarding peaks smaller than 100 fluorescence units in height or <1% of total peak area. To more accurately identify irreproducible peaks it is necessary to perform replicate T-RFLP analyses of a sample, at best beginning with separate DNA extractions in order to encompass the error occurring at every procedural step.