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Table 2 Indicator analysis results identifying bacterial genera associated with different cycle phases, pregnancy and post-parturition. The average relative abundance of each genera across all rhinos, along with the percent variation with faecal progestagen (fPMC) and faecal glucocorticoid metabolite concentrations (fGMC), are provided for context

From: Rare gut microbiota associated with breeding success, hormone metabolites and ovarian cycle phase in the critically endangered eastern black rhino

Indicative phase Bacterial genus Indicator analysis test statistic p value Average relative abundance (% ± S.E.) % relationship with fPMC % relationship with fGMC
Luteal Erysipelotrichaceae UCG-007 0.474 0.040 0.02 (± < 0.01) -3.1 -4.5
Luteal and follicular Lachnospiraceae NC2004 group 0.785 0.005 0.06 (± < 0.01) -13.8 -8.0
Luteal and follicular Rickettsiales incertae sedis genus 0.663 0.005 0.10 (± 0.02) -22.7 -14.8
Luteal and pregnant Clostridiaceae genus 0.399 0.030 0.03 (± < 0.01) 16.9 11.5
Luteal and pregnant Ruminococcaceae V9D2013 group 0.532 0.030 0.04 (± < 0.01) 18.2 -6.8
Luteal and post-parturition Carnobacterium 0.415 0.025 0.23 (± 0.09) 8.2 -14.2
Luteal, follicular and post-parturition Lachnospiraceae ND3007 group 0.686 0.010 0.07 (± 0.01) -13.2 -6.9
Pregnant Aerococcaceae genus 0.397 0.020 0.01 (± < 0.01) 21.8 8.2
Pregnant Lachnospiraceae NK3A20 group 0.381 0.010 0.01 (± < 0.01) 14.3 -2.9
Pregnant Spirochaetaceae genus 0.330 0.045 0.02 (± < 0.01) 16.6 13.7
Pregnant Sporobacter 0.614 0.005 0.05 (± 0.01) 26.4 -10.4
Pregnant Succiniclasticum 0.447 0.020 0.05 (± 0.03) 25.0 17.3
Post-parturition Aerosphaera 0.595 0.040 0.01 (± < 0.01) -4.5 -13.5
Post-parturition Atopostipes 0.653 0.005 0.03 (± 0.01) 18.1 1.2
Post-parturition Bacillus 0.534 0.005 0.01 (± < 0.01) 2.5 -4.7
Post-parturition Planococcaceae genus 0.359 0.045 0.01 (± < 0.01) 2.5 3.9
Post-parturition Rummeliibacillus 0.490 0.040 0.02 (± < 0.01) -3.6 -6.9
Post-parturition Solibacillus 0.568 0.040 0.10 (± 0.07) 1.0 2.1
Post-parturition Viridibacillus 0.707 0.040 0.01 (± < 0.01) 6.8 2.0
Pregnant and post-parturition Carnobacteriaceae genus 0.436 0.015 0.01 (± < 0.01) 20.4 1.3
Pregnant and post-parturition Erysipelotrichaceae UCG-004 0.391 0.015 0.01 (± < 0.01) 19.2 24.3
Pregnant and post-parturition Solobacterium 0.458 0.015 0.01 (± < 0.01) 28.2 10.2