Table 2

The percentage of variation explained by factors influencing microbiota composition

Phylum

Class

Family

Genus

OTU


Genotype

26.55

18.62

18

16.64

15.65

Genotype and cage

7.01

4.61

3.73

3

1.35

Cage

22.6

34.68

32.39

35.17

31.87

Other

43.84

42.1

45.88

45.18

51.13


'Genotype and cage' denotes variation explained by both factors. 'Other' implies all variations that could not be unaccounted for. These data were stratified for the larger enterotype. Genotype and cage effects were significant at all phylogenetic levels.

Hildebrand et al. Genome Biology 2013 14:R4   doi:10.1186/gb-2013-14-1-r4

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