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Fig. 2 | BMC Microbiology

Fig. 2

From: Stool microbiome, pH and short/branched chain fatty acids in infants receiving extensively hydrolyzed formula, amino acid formula, or human milk through two months of age

Fig. 2

Alpha and beta diversity measurements of the infant microbiome across feeding groups. a Pairwise comparisons of alpha diversity indices (Shannon, Simpson, Chao1) were carried out between visits to examine specific comparisons of interest in each feeding group; amino acid (AAF; red), extensively hydrolyzed formula (EHF; green) and human milk (HM; blue). Boxplots show the median, first and third quartiles and the whiskers extend out to the 1.5 x IQR (Interquartile Range) of the upper and lower limit. * indicates significant difference between a pairwise comparison of group-visit combinations (FDR < 0.05). ‡ and † indicates that at baseline and day 60 respectively, the HM group was significantly different compared to the AA and EHF groups (FDR < 0.05). represents outliers. b Comparison of community profiles at the ASV level between feeding groups at day 60. Principle coordinates analysis (PCoA) using Bray Curtis distance was carried out followed by PERMANOVA analysis (p = 0.001)

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