Table 3

Microbiota diversity and similarity of healthy and type 1 diabetes groups of children

Microbiota diversity

Microbiota similarity



DGGE bandsa

(means ± SD)

Intra-groupb

Inter-groupc


Healthy

13.85 ±3.87

47.39 ±4.35

26.69 ±6.78

Diabetic

11.63 ±3.64

37.56 ±5.67

P

0.105

0.001

0.000


Values are presented as means ± SD. Data were analyzed using the Mann-Whitney U test. Values are significantly different for P <0.05. aNumber of DGGE bands produced by each sample analyzed. bDice similarity coefficients comparing DGGE band profiles within individuals of the same group. cDice similarity coefficients comparing DGGE band profiles between members of the type 1 diabetes and the healthy groups.

Murri et al. BMC Medicine 2013 11:46   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-46

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