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Table 3 Highly discriminative genera for predicting seasons by random forest test

From: Seasonal, spatial, and maternal effects on gut microbiome in wild red squirrels

Genera Mean % increase in error on removal (± SD) Relative abundance in early spring/late spring/summer
Oscillospira 21.88 (± 1.22) 2.6%/15.4%/1.4%
Butyricicoccus 11.97 (± 1.33) 0.12%/0.29%/0.03%
Coprococcus 11.92 (± 1.04) 13.0%/6.3%/22.8%
Unclassified Ruminococcaceae 10.40 (± 0.81) 10.3%/9.2%/7.5%
Clostridium 10.26 (± 1.22) 1.9%/5.4%/4.0%
Unclassified Coriobacteriaceae 5.1 (± 0.76) 0.015%/0.05%/0.004%
Faecalibacterium 4.89 (± 0.45) 1.1%/2.0%/1.0%
Ruminococcus 4.44 (± 0.54) 0.7%/1.3%/0.6%
Parabacteroides 4.02 (± 0.49) 0.18%/0.05%/0.14%