Alpha diversity plots. A: Chao1 richness estimator between sample types and individual samples (circles), LF-plus is bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluids and LF-minus is BAL where the mouse cells have been removed. LT is lung tissue and VF is vaginal flushing, B: Observed unique OTUs and C: Shannon diversity estimator between sample types (s above) and individual samples (circles). The sequences (3350) were randomly even subsampled before calculating the alpha diversity. The boxplots show median, quartile, smallest and largest observations as well as outliers (circles). Significant variation is indicated by * (KW, p < 0.05).