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Table 3 Bacterial genera detected on female and male LESPs. Ocean-associated bacteria constituted only 6.53% ± 0.11 of the total bacteria detected on LESPs. There were no significant between-sex or within-sex relative abundance differences at either skin site for any of the ocean-associated taxa analyzed (p > 0.05)

From: Morphological and genetic factors shape the microbiome of a seabird species (Oceanodroma leucorhoa) more than environmental and social factors

  Average % relative abundance
Classification Female brood patch (n = 14) Male brood patch (n = 7) Female uropygial gland (n = 13) Male uropygial gland (n = 8)
Chlorobi 0.042 ± 0.067 0.000 0.000 0.000
Cytophagia 0.006 ± 0.004 0.062 ± 0.059 0.007 ± 0.006 0.001 ± 0.002
Bdellovibrionales 0.011 ± 0.013 0.001 ± 0.001 0.003 ± 0.003 0.002 ± 0.003
Burkholderiales 0.008 ± 0.002 0.022 ± 0.018 0.006 ± 0.003 0.007 ± 0.003
Rhodospirillaceae 0.006 ± 0.003 0.001 ± 0.001 0.006 ± 0.003 0.007 ± 0.004
Cellulomonadaceae 0.006 ± 0.012 0.000 0.006 ± 0.008 0.000 ± 0.001
Microbacteriaceae 0.014 ± 0.013 0.005 ± 0.004 0.041 ± 0.015 0.016 ± 0.010
Synechococcus 0.000 0.062 ± 0.123 0.000 ± 0.001 0.000