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Table 2 The relationships between diversity and the relative abundance of bacteria

From: Impaired diversity of the lung microbiome predicts progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

  Shannon diversity index Simpson diversity index
  ρ p-value ρ p-value
vs Firmicutes −0.5696 0.0004 ** −0.4599 0.0062 **
vs Proteobacteria 0.7635 < 0.0001 ** 0.6468 < 0.0001 **
vs Bacteroidetes −0.3744 0.0292 * −0.2567 0.1427
vs Streptococcuceae −0.3368 0.0515 −0.3035 0.0810
vs Veilonellaceae −0.3517 0.0413 * −0.2180 0.2154
vs Prevotellaceae −0.4359 0.0100 * −0.2656 0.1290
  1. These OTUs had a strong impact on diversity in the lung. Spearman’s test. ρ: Spearman rank-correlation coefficient, *: p < 0.05, **: p < 0.01