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Table 4 Correlation of specific OTUs* between vagina, penile skin, and male urethra from BV-couples

From: Bacterial communities in penile skin, male urethra, and vaginas of heterosexual couples with and without bacterial vaginosis

  1. 1Spearman correlation coefficient. The gradient bar on the right shows the strength of the correlations
  2. Positive correlations (red); negative correlations (green)
  3. 2Associations between vagina (VG) and penile skin (PS)
  4. 3Associations between vagina and male urethra (UT)
  5. *Only those vaginal OTUs which had a prevalence of ≥30 % among BV-women were included in this analysis