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Table 1 Addition of PBS to obtain stools with a range of water content

From: Processing faecal samples: a step forward for standards in microbial community analysis

ID Weight (mg) Presence of beads PBS (μl) Water content
L# 250 yes - 75.0%
DL#.00 250 yes 0 75.0%
DL#.25 187.5 yes 62.5 80.0%
DL#.50 125 yes 125.0 87.5%
DL#.75 62.5 yes 187.5 93.8%
DL#.90 25 yes 225.0 97.5%
DL#.98 5 yes 245.0 99.5%
DL#B.00 250 yes - 75.0%
DL#B.25 187.5 yes - 75.0%
DL#B.50 125 yes - 75.0%
DL#B.75 62.5 yes - 75.0%
DL#B.90 25 yes - 75.0%
DL#B.98 5 yes - 75.0%
DL#P.50 125 - 125.0 87.5%
DL#P.75 62.5 - 187.5 93.8%
DL#P.90 25 - 225.0 97.5%
DL#P.98 5 - 245.0 99.5%
DL#C.50 125 - - 75.0%
DL#C.75 62.5 - - 75.0%
DL#C.90 25 - - 75.0%
DL#C.98 5 - - 75.0%
  1. # indicates the identification number for each subject.
  2. L# = stands for layer in the homogenisation study.
  3. DL# = the “D” stands for diarrhoea in the water content study; the “L” refers to samples that have been also used in the homogenisation study, that contained PBS and underwent a bead-beating step.
  4. DL#B = samples that did not contain PBS but underwent a bead-beating step.
  5. DL#P = samples that contained PBS but did not undergo a bead-beating step.
  6. DL#C = samples that did not contain PBS and did not undergo a bead-beating step.