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Table 2 The differences in abundance distributions of the five genera with the largest between-group differences

From: Relationship between gut microbiota and lung function decline in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a 1-year follow-up study

Comparison Phylum Genus Increase (+)/Decrease (−)#
Control-S1 vs Fusobacteria Cetobacterium *** + 
Control-S2 Firmicutes Lachnospiraceae_NK4A136_group *
  Proteobacteria Pluralibacter ***
  Firmicutes Ruminococcaceae_NK4A214_group * + 
  Firmicutes Tyzzerella_4 *
Decline-S1 vs Proteobacteria Citrobacter * + 
Decline-S2 Firmicutes [Eubacterium]_eligens_group ** + 
  Firmicutes [Eubacterium]_ventriosum_group**
  Bacteroidetes Prevotella_2 **
  Firmicutes Weissella ** + 
Decline-S1 vs Bacteroidetes Alloprevotella*** + 
Control-S1 Firmicutes [Eubacterium]_ventriosum_group*
  Proteobacteria Pluralibacter*** + 
  Bacteroidetes Prevotellaceae_NK3B31_group*** + 
  Firmicutes Ruminiclostridium_6* + 
Decline-S2 vs Firmicutes Acidaminococcus**
Control-S2 Bacteroidetes Alloprevotella*** + 
  Actinobacteria Bifidobacterium***
  Fusobacteria Cetobacterium*** + 
  Firmicutes Weissella***
  1. #Reference group: the front group; *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001, Fisher’s exact test