Table 5

Real-time PCR quantification of microbiota phyla in healthy children and children with type 1 diabetes

Healthy children

Children with type 1 diabetes

P


Proteobacteria

7.74 ±0.64

7.97 ±1.12

0.481

Actinobacteria

6.32 ±0.45

5.47 ±0.93

0.003

Fusobacteria

6.61 ±1.19

6.99 ±1.28

0.391

Firmicutes

9.85 ±0.43

6.54 ±0.56

0.001

Bacteroidetes

9.98 ±0.74

10.92 ±0.83

0.002

Firmicutes to Bacteroidetes ratio

0.97 ±0.19

0.62 ±0.24

0.001


Values are presented as means ±SD and expressed as log10 copies per gram of feces. N = 16 participants per group. Relationships between both groups were analyzed using the Mann-Whitney U test. Values are significantly different for P <0.05.

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

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