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Fig. 5 | Microbiome

Fig. 5

From: Evolution of gut microbiota composition from birth to 24 weeks in the INFANTMET Cohort

Fig. 5

Naturally delivered infant microbiota remains stable at phylum level from 1 to 24 weeks of age, while C-section delivered infants progress to a similar microbiota profile over time. There is no shift in the FT-SVD infant composition from 1 to 24 weeks of age. FT-CS progresses by increasing the relative abundance of Actinobacteria (p < 0.001) and Bacteroidetes (p < 0.001) and decreasing the relative abundance of Firmicutes (p < 0.05) over the same period. PT-CS infants initially have a higher abundance of Proteobacteria compared to the FT groups (p < 0.001). Between week 1 and week 4 the Proteobacteria and Firmicutes abundance decreased (p < 0.001 and p < 0.01, respectively). No significant differences were recorded after week 4. The PT-SVD group had low subject numbers (n = 4), hindering significant associations, resulting in no significant changes being observed. Showing phyla found at >1% average in total population. Phyla found at <1% were grouped as ‘other’

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