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Table 1 Diversity metrics and relative abundance data for prevalent bacterial phyla between faecal subsamples. Data are presented as mean ± SD (median; range)

From: The impacts of faecal subsampling on microbial compositional profiling

  Sub-sample 1 Sub-sample 2 p-value
Diversity metrics
 OTU count 243 ± 75 (243; 140–362) 237 ± 71 (235; 135–360) 0.32
 Shannon Index 4.69 ± 0.69 (4.83; 3.71–5.50) 4.77 ± 0.69 (4.88; 3.70–5.75) 0.29
Phyla (relative abundance)
 Actinobacteria 0.41 ± 0.25 (0.41; 0.02–0.81) 0.42 ± 0.32 (0.29; 0.01–0.98) 0.80
 Bacteroidetes 30.9 ± 12.1 (29.8; 15.4–49.0) 29.7 ± 11.2 (28.3; 16.8–47.1) 0.51
 Firmicutes 63.2 ± 11.3 (58.8; 50.0–81.3) 65.7 ± 10.5 (65.7; 52.0–81.2) 0.35
 Proteobacteria 1.78 ± 1.85 (1.03; 0.19–6.20) 1.22 ± 0.80 (0.99; 0.24–2.62) 0.92a
 Verrucomicrobia 3.57 ± 5.83 (1.37; 0–18.0) 2.78 ± 4.14 (1.06; 0.0–12.6) 0.59a
  1. ap value from Wilcoxon sign-ranked test