TABLE 1

Number of OTUs and Shannon diversity index values for the tonsils, ileal mucosal, cecal contents, and cecal mucosal microbiotaa

Group by tissue typeNo. of OTUsShannon diversity index
Tonsils
    −CTC/−SAL75.1 ± 8.43.00 ± 0.15
    +CTC/−SAL54.2 ± 4.32.97 ± 0.14
    −CTC/+SAL62.8 ± 4.32.99 ± 0.12
    +CTC/+SAL68.2 ± 3.63.04 ± 0.08
Ileal mucosa
    −CTC/−SAL122.2 ± 27.0 A2.98 ± 0.34 A
    +CTC/−SAL43.6 ± 10.1 B2.32 ± 0.15 AB
    −CTC/+SAL28.3 ± 4.9 B1.77 ± 0.22 B
    +CTC/+SAL38.7 ± 7.3 B2.28 ± 0.26 AB
Cecal contents
    −CTC/−SAL160.9 ± 10.43.48 ± 0.10
    +CTC/−SAL164.1 ± 6.53.61 ± 0.07
    −CTC/+SAL152.5 ± 9.73.33 ± 0.15
    +CTC/+SAL158.5 ± 11.03.50 ± 0.13
Cecal mucosa
    −CTC/−SAL200.5 ± 30.0 A3.75 ± 0.11
    +CTC/−SAL146.2 ± 8.0 AB3.73 ± 0.05
    −CTC/+SAL125.5 ± 12.7 B3.59 ± 0.06
    +CTC/+SAL126.3 ± 6.7 B3.66 ± 0.08
  • a Different uppercase letters within each tissue type represent significantly different values. Mean ± standard error of the mean.