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Table 2 Within-horse comparison of the richness of microbiota of 5 gastrointestinal compartments of 10 horses

From: Comparison of microbial populations in the small intestine, large intestine and feces of healthy horses using terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism

  Mean Ranges
Replicate 1 Replicate 2 Overall
Replicate 1 Replicate 2 Overall Min Max Min Max Min Max
duodenum ileum 0.48 0.40 0.44 0.19 0.80 0 0.75 0.10 0.78
  cecum 0.40 0.38 0.39 0 0.80 0 0.80 0 0.80
  colon 0.52 0.18 0.35 0 0.89 0 0.40 0 0.64
  feces 0.52 0.27 0.39 0 0.91 0 0.80 0 0.85
ileum cecum 0.44 0.40 0.42 0.25 0.67 0 0.67 0.13 0.67
  colon 0.54 0.30 0.42 0.44 0.75 0 0.57 0.22 0.66
  feces 0.58 0.43 0.50 0.15 0.77 0.33 0.50 0.24 0.63
cecum colon 0.58 0.59 0.58 0.22 0.93 0 1 0.11 0.97
  feces 0.53 0.80 0.67 0 0.83 0.67 1 0.33 0.92
colon feces 0.56 0.42 0.49 0 0.80 0 1 0 0.90
  1. The numbers represent the Dice similarity coefficients (Cs) between 2 compartments averaged from 10 horses. Means and ranges are reported. Replicate 1 and 2 refer to results from 2 technical replicates. Two identical profiles create a Cs value of 1, whereas completely different profiles result in a Cs value of 0.