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Table 1 The diversity analysis for DGGE profiles of different groups at different periods

From: Early-life gut microbial colonization shapes Th1/Th2 balance in asthma model in BALB/c mice

Groups S′ H′ E D′
At three days after birth
 A (n = 5) 8.80 ± 1.643 2.013 ± 0.194 0.948 ± 0.193 0.849 ± 0.034
 B (n = 5) 8.80 ± 1.924 2.126 ± 0.258 0.954 ± 0.0213 0.898 ± 0.047
 C (n = 5) 9.60 ± 2.074 2.231 ± 0.224 0.958 ± 0.015 0.913 ± 0.049
 D (n = 5) 30 ± 3.536a,b,c 3.396 ± 0.112a,b,c 0.997 ± 0.001a 0.968 ± 0.005a,b,c
At three weeks after birth
 A (n = 5) 10.00 ± 1.581 2.424 ± 0.217 0.998 ± 0.008 0.897 ± 0.017
 B (n = 5) 12.20 ± 3.114 2.606 ± 0.246 0.993 ± 0.009 0.910 ± 0.025
 C (n = 5) 40.80 ± 3.271a,b 3.690 ± .083a,b 0.996 ± 0.002 0.974 ± 0.002a,b
 D (n = 5) 52.00 ± 4.000a.b,c 3.933 ± 0.078a,b,c 0.996 ± 0.004 0.980 ± 0.002a,b
At five weeks after birth
 A (n = 5) 22.60 ± 4.278 2.9376 ± 0.211 0.984 ± 0.002 0.946 ± 0.010
 B (n = 5) 27.00 ± 8.367 3.2188 ± 0.344 0.989 ± 0.006 0.956 ± 0.016
 C (n = 5) 55.60 ± 5.320a,b 4.00 ± 0.0732a,b 0.995 ± 0.004 0.982 ± 0.003a,b
 D (n = 5) 59.80 ± 3.962a,b 4.074 ± 0.081a,b 0.996 ± 0.003a,b 0.982 ± 0.001a,b
  1. S′ the Stripe number, H′ Shannon-Weaver Diversity Index, E Pielou Index, D′ Simpson index
  2. aindicated significant difference compared with group A
  3. bindicated significant difference compared with group B
  4. cindicated significant difference compared with group C, P < 0.05