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Table 3 Traditional microbiology results from TSHR-immunized mouse intestinal scraping from Center 1 (n = 5) and Center 2 (n = 10)

From: Gut microbiota in experimental murine model of Graves’ orbitopathy established in different environments may modulate clinical presentation of disease

Microbial target Center 1: mean counts Center 2: mean counts P values
Bacteroides 1.15E+05 b.d.l. 0.000
Bifidobacteria 6.41E+06 1.32E+06 0.057
Coliforms 3.27E+02 1.15E+03 0.453
E.coli b.d.l. 8.45E+02 0.499
Enterobacteria b.d.l. 6.82E+02 0.499
Enterococci 1.74E+05 6.10E+06 0.247
Lactobacilli 1.93E+06 4.68E+06 0.725
Staphylococci 1.31E+05 3.77E+05 0.175
Total aerobes 4.18E+05 9.90E+06 0.370
Total anaerobes 6.75E+06 7.39E+05 0.001
Total Clostridia 2.46E+04 b.d.l. 0.165
Yeast 8.72E+01 b.d.l. 0.031
  1. b.d.l.: below detection limit. Detection limits are the following according to the agar used: 1000 CFU/g feces for Bacteroides, 100 CFU/g feces for E.coli and coliforms as well as for enterobacteria, and 10 CFU/g feces for total clostridia and yeasts, respectively. Microbiological counts were Box-Cox transformed. P values obtained by linear regression