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Table 2 Summary of differences between rumen fluid and faecal samples

From: High throughput whole rumen metagenome profiling using untargeted massively parallel sequencing

  DPI_rumen JGI_rumen Human faeces
Percentage aligned (mean ± S.D.) 3.46 ± 2.19 0.68 ± 0.46 0.87 ± 0.40
Contigs unique to faeces 14 635 555 15 090
Contigs unique to rumen fluid 148 861 8 774 6 472
Contigs present in both # 27 313 2 216 3 977
DR contigs (p ≤ 0.01) [FDR] 3 037 [62.8%] 822 [14.0%] 1 168 [21.9%]
DR contigs (p ≤ 0.001) [FDR] 444 [43.0%] 116 [9.9%] 386 [6.6%]
DRa contigs with BLASTn hit 77 88 307
  1. #Contigs present in both sample types: faeces and rumen fluid.
  2. DR - significantly differently represented.
  3. FDR - False discovery rate.
  4. a p ≤ 0.001.