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Table 2 Effect of antimicrobial treatment, dosages, and sample type (DNA or RNA) on bacterial community structure (β-diversity). A complementary statistical analysis was conducted in order to identify factors with a significant effect on the bacterial community

From: Antimicrobial-specific response from resistance gene carriers studied in a natural, highly diverse microbiome

Factor Microbial community similarities
R2 value P value
All datasets
 Antimicrobials 0.265 0.001*
 Dosage 0.076 0.001*
 Type 0.043 0.001*
Colistin dataset
 Dosage (D) 0.528 0.001*
 Type (T) 0.069 0.001*
 D × T 0.131 0.001*
Tetracycline dataset
 Dosage (D) 0.471 0.001*
 Type (T) 0.065 0.007*
 D × T 0.097 0.087
Alkylpyrazine dataset
 Dosage (D) 0.340 0.001*
 Type (T) 0.134 0.001*
 D × T 0.128 0.011*
Glyphosate dataset
 Dosage (D) 0.255 0.001*
 Type (T) 0.070 0.001*
 D × T 0.099 0.769
  1. *Significant differences (P ≤ 0.05) were assessed with the Adonis test
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