Table 2

Correlation of taxonomic abundances produced by MetaPhlAn and Ray Communities

Body site

Samples

Phylum

Class

Order

Family

Genus

Species


Anterior nares

45

0.91

0.92

0.94

0.94

0.59

0.59

Attached keratinized gingival

3

0.99

0.94

0.92

0.94

0.84

0.71

Buccal mucosa

46

0.99

0.98

0.97

0.98

0.95

0.91

Left retroauricular crease

3

0.99

0.99

0.99

0.99

0.72

0.83

Mid vagina

1

0.99

0.99

0.99

0.99

0.99

0.90

Palatine tonsils

4

0.90

0.80

0.79

0.83

0.84

0.97

Posterior fornix

23

0.99

0.99

0.99

0.99

0.97

0.94

Right retroauricular crease

6

0.94

0.92

0.93

0.94

0.83

0.91

Saliva

3

0.97

0.87

0.88

0.96

0.89

0.95

Stool

61

0.80

0.81

0.81

0.62

0.92

0.84

Subgingival plaque

5

0.86

0.75

0.76

0.74

0.81

0.93

Supragingival plaque

53

0.94

0.93

0.92

0.88

0.89

0.93

Throat

6

0.95

0.86

0.87

0.92

0.92

0.80

Tongue dorsum

53

0.93

0.80

0.79

0.84

0.85

0.88

Vaginal introitus

1

1.00

1.00

0.99

0.99

0.99

0.97

Total

313


Pearson's correlation was utilized to compare taxonomic abundance for 313 samples from various body sites [24].

Boisvert et al. Genome Biology 2012 13:R122   doi:10.1186/gb-2012-13-12-r122

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