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Table 2 OTUs significantly more indicative of lung fluids than oropharyngeal swabs

From: Comparing microbiotas in the upper aerodigestive and lower respiratory tracts of lambs

Taxonomy P value Average proportion in lung fluids (mean ± SD) (%) Average proportion in oropharyngeal swabs (mean ± SD) (%) Highest proportion in PBS controls (%)
Brachybacterium 0.006 1.0 ± 1.7 0.035 ± 0.10 0.022
Brevibacterium 0.002 1.2 ± 1.4 0.064 ± 0.24 0
Corynebacterium < 0.001 1.9 ± 2.3 0.065 ± 0.19 0.044
Delftia < 0.001 0.80 ± 1.7 0 ± 0 0
Enterobacteriaceae 0.023 0.65 ± 2.6 0.0063 ± 0.029 2.2
Frigoribacterium 0.021 0.79 ± 1.4 0.077 ± 0.31 0
Janthinobacterium 0.01 0.57 ± 1.4 0.0023 ± 0.0068 0
Jeotgalicoccus psychrophilus 0.008 1.6 ± 2.1 0.040 ± 0.10 0
Microbacterium aurum 0.047 1.2 ± 2.8 0.0045 ± 0.013 0
Micrococcus 0.017 0.77 ± 1.6 0.0080 ± 0.029 4.4
Oxalobacteraceae < 0.001 0.96 ± 1.5 0.012 ± 0.043 3.0
Pelomonas < 0.001 0.65 ± 1.1 0.00057 ± 0.0036 2.0
Peptostreptococcaceae 0.006 1.8 ± 2.2 0.050 ± 0.11 0.044
Propionibacterium acnes < 0.001 0.84 ± 2.3 0.0040 ± 0.020 1.6
Pseudomonas citronellolis < 0.001 0.51 ± 1.1 0 ± 0 1.0
Rathayibacter caricis 0.016 0.58 ± 1.2 0.0057 ± 0.021 0
Saccharopolyspora 0.009 0.52 ± 1.2 0.0011 ± 0.0071 0
SMB53 < 0.001 0.71 ± 1.3 0.0045 ± 0.018 0
Sphingobium yanoikuyae < 0.001 0.53 ± 0.56 0 ± 0 13
Staphylococcus < 0.001 3.9 ± 5.4 0.060 ± 0.18 8.6
Staphylococcus equorum < 0.001 13.3 ± 9.6 0.32 ± 0.97 0.044
Staphylococcus sciuri < 0.001 6.4 ± 5.3 0.18 ± 0.59 2.0
Streptomyces < 0.001 2.0 ± 3.8 0.025 ± 0.096 0
Turicibacter 0.016 1.0 ± 1.8 0.0074 ± 0.021 0
Variovorax paradoxus 0.011 1.2 ± 1.2 0.024 ± 0.060 0.022
  1. OTUs were significantly more (P < 0.05) indicative of lamb lung fluids than oropharyngeal swabs and were on average > 0.5% abundant in lung fluids