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Table 1 Numbers of targeted bacteria in feces of children with ASD, their siblings and community controls

From: Increased abundance of Sutterella spp. and Ruminococcus torques in feces of children with autism spectrum disorder

Bacterial targets Bacterial number (mean ± standard error of the mean)
Autism spectrum disorder (n= 23) Siblings (n= 22) Community controls (n= 9)
Absolute number per gram feces    
Sutterella spp. (1.1 ± 0.4) × 106* (8.7 ± 2.5) × 105* (6.7 ± 4.5) × 105
R. torques (3.5 ± 1.6) × 105 (4.2 ± 1.5) × 105* (3.5 ± 1.4) × 104
R. gnavus (4.5 ± 0.7) × 105 (5.1 ± 0.9) × 105 (2.9 ± 0.4) × 105
Total bacteria (1.2 ± 0.2) × 109 (1.4 ± 0.3) × 109 (1.3 ± 0.2) × 109
Relative numbers 2    
Sutterella spp. 3.0 ± 0.7* 7.4 ± 3.5* 0.5 ± 0.3
R. torques 4.8 ± 1.8 4.8 ± 1.2 1.1 ± 0.2
R. gnavus 1.3 ± 0.2 1.8 ± 0.5 0.6 ± 0.2
  1. 1Means with an asterisk differ from those of community controls. P < 0.05 (one-way ANOVA followed by Dunnett’s test).
  2. 2Relative numbers were calculated using qBase+ [13, 14].
  3. ASD autism spectrum disorder.