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Table 2 Mean difference in the relative abundance of the phyla Firmicutes, Bacteroidetes, Proteobacteria and Actinobacteria. P value based on Wilcoxon rank-sum test

From: Extending colonic mucosal microbiome analysis—assessment of colonic lavage as a proxy for endoscopic colonic biopsies

Phylum Mean relative abundance ± SEM Difference in mean relative abundance ± SEM  
Biopsy Lavage   p value
Firmicutes 46.51 ± 3.81 50.19 ± 3.45 3.68 ± 0.36 0.65
Bacteroidetes 43.18 ± 3.04 40.43 ± 3.43 2.75 ± 0.39 1.00
Proteobacteria 5.06 ± 0.78 3.83 ± 0.87 1.23 ± 0.09 0.11
Actinobacteria 0.52 ± 0.08 1.43 ± 0.63 0.91 ± 0.55 0.23