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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of family members

From: The dynamics of a family’s gut microbiota reveal variations on a theme

Subject Sex Weight (kg) Height (cm) BMI (%ile) Number of OTUs in core microbiota
Infant (0 years old) Male 7.0 ND NA (NA) 4
2 years old Female 10.2 82 15.2 (17%) 21
4 years old Male 22.2 107 19.4 (>99%) 26
6 years old Male 24.0 117 17.5 (86%) 32
8 years old Male 22.8 127 14.1 (8%) 27
10 years old Female 42.7 153 18.2 (66%) 18
Mother Female 72.5 164 26.8 (NA) 58
Father Male 96.5 183 28.8 (NA) 22
  1. NA, not applicable. Weights and heights were measured as of the first day of the study. The number of operational taxonomic units (OTUs) in the individual’s core microbiota was determined by identifying those OTUs that had a minimum relative abundance of at least 0.05% in 95% of the individual’s samples.