Table 8.

Populations of non-esculin-hydrolyzingBacteroides in fecal samples

SubjectNon-esculin-hydrolyzingBacteroides population (log10 bacteria/g)
Control period (n = 6)Test period (n = 6)Posttest period (n = 3)
19.5 (0.2)a9.2 (0.1)a, b9.2c
2d9.1 (0.2)a9.1 (0.1)a8.8 (0.1)a
37.9 (1.6)a8.9 (0.2)a9.2 (0.2)a
49.0 (0.1)a8.8 (0.1)a8.8 (0.1)a
58.7 (0.2)a9.1 (0.1)a8.9 (0.5)a
65.6 (1.7)a8.4 (<2.0–8.9)e7.8 (<2.0–8.0)e
79.2 (0.1)a9.2 (0.1)a9.2 (0.1)a
89.6 (0.2)a9.0 (0.1)a, b8.7c
98.9 (0.2)a8.8 (<2.0–9.3)e8.4 (0.5)a
109.3 (0.2)a9.8 (0.1)a9.4 (0.2)a
  • a Mean (standard error of the mean).

  • b n = 2.

  • c n = 1.

  • d The test and posttest period values for subject 2 are different (P = 0.0160).

  • e Median (range).