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Table 2 Bacterial phyla of loggerhead sea turtle cloacal and oral samples, and tank water samples from the rescue centers present at > 1% relative abundance on average per sampling site

From: Characterization of oral and cloacal microbial communities of wild and rehabilitated loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta)

Bacterial phyla Cloacal (n = 15) Oral (n = 11) Tank water (n = 3)
Actinobacteria 0.52 ± 0.18 1.37 ± 0.31 1.09 ± 0.87
Bacteroidetes 21.74 ± 2.16 33.88 ± 2.43 30.26 ± 4.33
Epsilonbacteraeota 2.48 ± 0.63 2.02 ± 0.57 4.15 ± 3.36
Firmicutes 6.74 ± 1.35 1.75 ± 0.37 0.22 ± 0.08
Kiritimatiellaeota 12.78 ± 4.04 0.46 ± 0.39 0.03 ± 0.03
Lentisphaerae 1.99 ± 0.72 0.14 ± 0.06 0.06 ± 0.03
Patescibacteria 0.17 ± 0.08 0.60 ± 0.24 1.83 ± 1.83
Planctomycetes 0.08 ± 0.04 1.65 ± 1.06 0.63 ± 0.61
Proteobacteria 48.60 ± 6.21 56.08 ± 3.19 58.62 ± 1.56
Spirochaetes 3.30 ± 1.47 0.44 ± 0.14 0.01 ± 0.01
Verrucomicrobia 0.03 ± 0.01 0.30 ± 0.14 1.14 ± 0.97
  1. Values represent mean percentage ± SE, with mean values above 1% in bold