Table 1

Taxonomic characterization of tonsillar microbial communities

Sample

# Readsa

Phylumb

Classb

Orderb

Familyb

Genusb


Herd 2

Tissue

99894

95.6%

95.4%

94.8%

82.7%

64.7%


Herd 1 Time 1

Tissue

54932

99.7%

99.6%

99.1%

96.7%

85.0%


Herd 1 Time 2

Tissue

15929

99.8%

99.5%

99.4%

98.7%

70.1%


Herd 1 Time 2

Brush

39678

99.9%

99.5%

99.5%

98.6%

75.0%


Total # reads

210433

205795

205346

204467

190540

152192


Avg % Assigned

97.8%

97.6%

97.2%

90.5%

72.3%


a the sum of all sequences of 4 individuals

b% of reads taxonomically assigned at each level

Lowe et al. BMC Microbiology 2012 12:20   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-12-20

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