TABLE 1

Female/male occurrence ratios of bacterial taxa representing ≥2% of the total populationa

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusPopulation fractionF/M ratioc
ProteobacteriaAlphaproteobacteriaRickettsialesRickettsiaceaeRickettsia (“Ca. Rickettsia. amblyommii”)b0.352.61
ProteobacteriaAlphaproteobacteriaRickettsiales(“Ca. Midichloria mitochondrii”)b0.131.17
ProteobacteriaAlphaproteobacteriaSphingomonadalesSphingomonadaceaeSphingomonas0.060.43
ProteobacteriaAlphaproteobacteriaSphingomonadalesSphingomonadaceaeOther0.050.67
ProteobacteriaAlphaproteobacteriaRhizobialesOtherOther0.030.37
AcidobacteriaAcidobacteriaAcidobacterialesAcidobacteriaceae0.020.63
ProteobacteriaAlphaproteobacteriaOtherOtherOther0.021.39
AcidobacteriaAcidobacteriaAcidobacterialesAcidobacteriaceaeOther0.020.32
ProteobacteriaAlphaproteobacteriaRhizobialesBradyrhizobiaceaeBradyrhizobium0.020.10
  • a Taxa were identified by QIIME.

  • bCa. Rickettsia amblyommii” and “Ca. Midichloria mitochondrii” were identified by a subsequent BLAST search (Table 2).

  • c F/M, female/male.