Table 7.

Populations of esculin-hydrolyzing Bacteroidesin fecal samples

SubjectEsculin-hydrolyzing Bacteroidespopulation (log10 bacteria/g)
Control period (n = 6) )Test period (n = 6)Posttest period (n = 3)
110.1 (0.1)a9.3 (0.2)b9.5c
29.7 (0.2)9.6 (0.1)9.0 (0.1)
39.2 (0.1)7.6 (1.5)8.3 (0.2)
48.5 (0.1)8.8 (0.1)8.7 (0.1)
58.7 (0.1)9.2 (0.1)9.2 (0.3)
6d9.2 (0.1)8.9 (0.3)8.7 (0.1)
79.1 (0.1)9.1 (0.1)9.3 (0.2)
89.1 (0.2)9.3 (0.3)b9.4c
99.1 (0.3)9.2 (0.2)8.5 (0.3)
109.4 (0.1)9.5 (0.1)9.5 (0.2)
  • a Mean (standard error of the mean).

  • b n = 2.

  • c n = 1.

  • d The control and posttest period values for subject 6 are different (P = 0.0021).