Table 2

Comparison of the phylogenetic composition of bacteria
Bacterial phylum Flying squirrel Mouse Cattle
OTU OTU (%) Clones Clones (%) OTU OTU (%) Clones Clones (%) OTU OTU (%) Clones Clones (%)
Acidobacteria 0 0.00 0 0.00 (0.48) 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
Actinobacteria 9 3.60 40 4.17 (8.19) 6 1.71 20 1.79 1 0.15 1 0.04
Aquificae 0 0.00 0 0.00 (0.06) 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
Bacteroidetes 0 0.00 0 0.00 (2.60) 56 15.95 325 29.02 92 13.63 347 12.34
Chlamydiae 0 0.00 0 0.00 (0.00) 0 0.00 0 0.00 1 0.15 1 0.04
Chlorobi 0 0.00 0 0.00 (0.45) 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
Chloroflexi 0 0.00 0 0.00 (1.77) 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
Cyanobacteria 0 0.00 0 0.00 (1.48) 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
Deinococcus-Thermus 0 0.00 0 0.00 (0.39) 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
Firmicutes 231 92.40 892 92.92 (60.78) 284 80.91 764 68.21 554 82.07 2083 74.08
Fusobacteria 0 0.00 0 0.00 (0.80) 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
Planctomycetes 0 0.00 0 0.00 (0.06) 0 0.00 0 0.00 2 0.30 2 0.07
Proteobacteria 5 2.00 10 1.04 (11.85) 3 0.85 9 0.80 7 1.04 352 12.52
Spirochaetes 0 0.00 0 0.00 (1.48) 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
Synergistetes 0 0.00 0 0.00 (0.00) 0 0.00 0 0.00 1 0.15 1 0.04
Thermotogae 0 0.00 0 0.00 (0.77) 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
Verrucomicrobia 1 0.40 14 1.46 (8.77) 0 0.00 0 0.00 2 0.30 2 0.07
Candidate division OP10 0 0.00 0 0.00 (0.00) 0 0.00 0 0.00 1 0.15 1 0.04
Candidate division TM7 0 0.00 0 0.00 (0.00) 1 0.28 1 0.09 6 0.89 9 0.32
Unclassified bacteria 4 1.60 4 0.42 (0.06) 1 0.28 1 0.09 8 1.19 13 0.46
Total 250 100.00 960 100.00 (100.00) 351 100.00 1120 100.00 675 100.00 2812 100.00

“Flying squirrel” represented combined data for cecal mircrobiota of 2 flying squirrels (FS1 and FS2). "Mouse" represents combined data for cecal microbiota of 3 lean mice [14]. "Cattle" represents combined data for rumen microbiota of 3 cattle [15]. Numbers of phylotypes (OTUs) for each phylum were given for analyses of 16S rRNA gene libraries. Numbers in parentheses for “Flying squirrel” were relative abundances estimated by fosmid end-sequences from 1 flying squirrel (FS5).

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Lu et al. BMC Genomics 2012 13:466   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-466

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