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Table 2 Prevalence and mean abundance (± SEM) of selected bacterial genera in healthy and metritic cows

From: Microbial communities and inflammatory response in the endometrium differ between normal and metritic dairy cows at 5–10 days post-partum

Genus Prevalence Abundance P value
Healthy (%) Metritis (%) Healthy (%) Metritis (%)
Bacteroides 42.1 27.3 4.3 ± 2.0 10.7 ± 4.4 0.121
Escherichia/Shigellaa 26.3 9.1 10.8 ± 6.2 0.5 ± 0.5 0.261
Fusobacterium 68.4 90.9 2.8 ± 1.2 12.4 ± 5.2 0.013
Porphyromonas 47.4 90.9 10.2 ± 4.9 29.8 ± 8.0 0.011
Trueperella 47.4 72.7 0.2 ± 0.1 0.2 ± 0.1 0.288
  1. Samples were collected by endometrial swabs at 5–10 days post-partum and used for 16S-rDNA pyrosequencing analysis.
  2. aThe Escherichia/Shigella genera have a high similarity in the 16S-rRNA gene and thus both appear as the same OTUs according to the protocols used in this study.