Table 2

Summary of differences between rumen fluid and faecal samples
DPI_rumen JGI_rumen Human faeces
Percentage aligned (mean ± S.D.) 3.46 ± 2.19 0.68 ± 0.46 0.87 ± 0.40
Contigs unique to faeces 14 635 555 15 090
Contigs unique to rumen fluid 148 861 8 774 6 472
Contigs present in both # 27 313 2 216 3 977
DR contigs (p ≤ 0.01) [FDR] 3 037 [62.8%] 822 [14.0%] 1 168 [21.9%]
DR contigs (p ≤ 0.001) [FDR] 444 [43.0%] 116 [9.9%] 386 [6.6%]
DRa contigs with BLASTn hit 77 88 307

#Contigs present in both sample types: faeces and rumen fluid.

DR - significantly differently represented.

FDR - False discovery rate.

a p ≤ 0.001.

Ross et al.

Ross et al. BMC Genetics 2012 13:53   doi:10.1186/1471-2156-13-53

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