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Table 1 List of microbes at the species level that show significant correlation with odor intensity in at least one age group

From: Understanding the microbial basis of body odor in pre-pubescent children and teenagers

Species Youth Children Teenagers
Spearman’s ρ Wilcoxon Spearman’s ρ Wilcoxon Spearman’s ρ Wilcoxon
ρ p-value p-value ρ p-value p-value ρ p-value p-value
Underarm
Staphylococcus epidermidis 0.67 5 × 10−7 0.04 0.44 n.s. n.s. 0.40 n.s. n.s.
Cutibacterium avidum 0.63 5 × 10−6 n.s. 0.52 n.s. n.s. 0.31 n.s. n.s.
Corynebacterium pseudogenitalium 0.44 10−2 n.s. 0.42 n.s. n.s. 0.13 n.s. n.s.
Corynebacterium tuberculostearicum 0.38 0.06 n.s. 0.35 n.s. n.s. 0.18 n.s. n.s.
Malassezia globosa 0.53 7 × 10−4 n.s. 0.37 n.s. n.s. 0.33 n.s. n.s.
Neck
Staphylococcus hominis 0.32 n.s. n.s. 0.65 10−2 n.s. 0.09 n.s. n.s.
Staphylococcus phage StB27 0.49 0.02 n.s. 0.77 10−4 n.s. 0.19 n.s. n.s.
Cutibacterium granulosum − 0.45 0.03 0.06 − 0.48 n.s. n.s. − 0.38 n.s. n.s.
Acinetobacter schindleri − 0.43 0.03 0.07 − 0.47 n.s. n.s. − 0.30 n.s. n.s.
Cutibacterium acnes − 0.28 n.s. n.s. − 0.54 0.08 n.s. − 0.21 n.s. n.s.
  1. All reported p-values are adjusted for multiple hypotheses testing through FDR analysis (p-value < 0.1) and with Spearman’s ρ > 0.2. Arrows indicate the directionality of change in relative abundance after exercise (up: ↑ or down: ↓). The “youth” group combines children and teenagers
  2. n.s.: not significant (p-value > 0.1)