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Fig. 3 | BMC Microbiology

Fig. 3

From: Upper and lower respiratory tract microbiota in horses: bacterial communities associated with health and mild asthma (inflammatory airway disease) and effects of dexamethasone

Fig. 3

a: Nonmetric multidimensional scaling (NMDS) ordination with Bray-Curtis distance of the upper respiratory tract (URT) and lower respiratory tract (LRT) in healthy horses (n = 6). b: Alpha diversity measures (Chao1 and Shannon) in both upper and lower respiratory tract samples. *** significant decrease in the richness of the local bacterial community in the lower respiratory tract (LRT) compared to the upper respiratory tract (URT) (p = 0.0043, Wilcoxon test) in healthy horses (n = 6)

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