TableĀ 2

Similarity of percentages analysis of bacterial community similarity between patients

SpeciesSamples detected inMean abundanceMean contribution% ContributionCumulative %
Haemophilus influenza34871.768.6745.2145.21
Veillonella dispar37146.031.789.2954.49
Pseudomonas aeruginosa25467.081.658.6263.12
Streptococcus pneumonia31165.001.015.2968.41
Neisseria subflava31103.530.965.0073.41
Pseudomonas spp20187.710.643.3476.75
Streptococcus pseudopneumoniae3093.240.633.2880.03
Veillonella parvula3637.450.472.4882.51
Haemophilus parainfluenzae3537.580.392.0284.53
Fusobacterium canifelinum3451.080.371.9586.48
Prevotella melaninogenica3232.290.321.6788.15
Porphyromonas gingivalis2555.450.221.1489.28
Leptotrichia trevisanii2521.370.190.9890.27
  • The table presents the number of patients a given species was detected in, and the mean abundance of sequences for a species across the samples it was observed to occupy. Mean contribution represents the average contribution of a given species to the average similarity between samples (overall mean=19.17%). Percentage contribution is the mean contribution divided by mean similarity across samples. The list of species is not complete so cumulative % value does not sum to 100%. Species level identities of detected taxa are reported here. However, given the length of the ribosomal sequences analysed, these identities should be considered putative.