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Table 1 Statistics for the microbiome diversity in native Alaskans (Atqasuk, Barrow, Nuiqsut, and Wainwright), Germans, and Africans (BP [Batwa Pygmies from Uganda], DRC [Democratic Republic of the Congo], and SL [Sierra Leone])

From: Comparative analysis of the human saliva microbiome from different climate zones: Alaska, Germany, and Africa

Group Number of Individuals Number of Sequences Number of OTUs Unknown (%) Number of Genera Variance between individuals (%) Variance within individuals (%)
Atqasuk 14 2661 807 4.5 45 13.43 86.57
Barrow 40 10937 2015 3.6 62 10.21 89.79
Nuiqsut 13 2972 853 3.7 41 7.60 92.40
Wainwright 9 2905 862 4.0 47 6.75 93.25
Germans 10 4388 887 3.1 58 2.32 97.68
BP 38 22948 3115 11.0 100 13.81 86.19
DRC 15 4503 703 9.9 41 43.75 56.25
SL 13 16602 1888 11.2 57 35.17 64.83
Africans 66 44053 4145 11.0 108 25.97 74.03
Alaskans 76 19475 2886 3.8 73 9.69 90.31
Germans 10 4388 887 3.1 58 2.21 97.79
Total 152 67916 5592 8.4 123 22.03 77.97