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Table 3 Bacterial taxa of loggerhead sea turtle cloacal and oral, and tank water samples classified to the genus (or higher taxonomic level) present at > 2% average relative abundance in at least one sampling site and period category (before or wild and during rehabilitation)

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

Bacterial taxa Cloacal samples Oral samples Tank water
  before (n = 9) rehabilitated (n = 6) before (n = 7) rehabilitated (n = 4) rehabilitated (n = 3)
Phylum Bacteroidetes      
 Bacteroidales; unclassified 1.86 ± 0.60 2.45 ± 1.07 2.21 ± 0.28 0.19 ± 0.09 0.30 ± 0.24
 Bacteroides 2.09 ± 0.61 1.73 ± 0.76 0.10 ± 0.10 ND 0.13 ± 0.13
 Marinifilum 1.56 ± 0.55 4.23 ± 1.87 1.37 ± 0.54 0.74 ± 0.32 0.54 ± 0.37
 Rikenellaceae; unclassified 3.03 ± 1.29 1.10 ± 0.73 0.14 ± 0.13 ND 0.03 ± 0.03
 Flavobacteriaceae; unclassified 2.22 ± 0.88 1.94 ± 0.33 13.78 ± 2.93 11.54 ± 4.45 6.79 ± 1.70
 Bizionia ND 1.29 ± 0.77 0.03 ± 0.03 11.51 ± 4.27 6.25 ± 6.04
 Flavobacterium 0.10 ± 0.05 0.84 ± 0.49 2.23 ± 2.12 2.16 ± 1.07 5.70 ± 5.26
 Tenacibaculum 0.39 ± 0.13 0.50 ± 0.15 3.44 ± 1.96 0.81 ± 0.24 2.77 ± 2.18
Phylum Kiritimatiellaeota      
 WCHB1-41; unclassified 15.45 ± 6.13 8.56 ± 4.26 0.69 ± 0.61 0.02 ± 0.02 0.03 ± 0.03
Phylum Proteobacteria      
 Rhodobacteraceae; unclassified 1.69 ± 0.98 1.08 ± 0.24 8.18 ± 1.63 4.45 ± 1.32 3.47 ± 1.41
 Desulfovibrio 2.76 ± 0.65 1.54 ± 0.59 0.37 ± 0.15 0.07 ± 0.07 0.08 ± 0.08
Gammaproteobacteria; unclassified 11.03 ± 5.02 22.69 ± 6.90 13.83 ± 2.50 3.33 ± 2.01 2.96 ± 2.10
 Aeromonadales; unclassified 0.19 ± 0.19 4.74 ± 4.35 ND 0.01 ± 0.01 ND
 Aeromonas 3.56 ± 3.46 0.01 ± 0.01 0.44 ± 0.44 ND 0.03 ± 0.03
 Colwellia 0.21 ± 0.20 0.04 ± 0.03 0.32 ± 0.18 0.81 ± 0.40 3.29 ± 2.94
 Pseudoalteromonas 2.16 ± 1.55 2.94 ± 1.12 1.70 ± 1.04 19.52 ± 7.69 3.13 ± 2.19
 Shewanella 1.54 ± 0.55 7.15 ± 2.07 1.76 ± 1.74 3.86 ± 2.07 0.77 ± 0.68
 Halieaceae; unclassified 0.07 ± 0.06 0.03 ± 0.02 2.16 ± 0.62 1.68 ± 0.92 0.02 ± 0.02
 Bermanella ND ND ND ND 6.20 ± 6.20
 Pseudomonas 0.68 ± 0.33 1.63 ± 0.81 2.95 ± 2.95 5.82 ± 1.99 14.10 ± 7.58
 Vibrio 7.24 ± 3.09 3.07 ± 1.01 1.40 ± 0.50 8.43 ± 4.17 1.09 ± 0.44
Phylum Spirochaetes      
 Treponema 2 3.12 ± 2.29 2.22 ± 1.02 0.12 ± 0.11 ND ND
  1. Values represent mean percentage ± SE, with mean values above 2% in bold
  2. ND not detected