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Table 3 The relative amounts (n-fold difference) of measured bacteria in cecum samples compared to rectum samples over post mortem time

From: Time-dependent post mortem changes in the composition of intestinal bacteria using real-time quantitative PCR

   Bacterial Group  
   Bacteroides sp. C. leptum C. coccoides Bifidobacterium sp. Enterobactericaea Streptococcus sp. Lactobacillus sp.
All Median 0.32 0.72 1.29 1.18 0.86 2.19 0.82
  25th–75th 0.13–1.06 0.41–1.61 0.27–3.94 0.52–2.66 0.09–3.38 0.52–7.50 0.25–3.61
1–3 days         
  Median 0.15 0.59 0.64 2.03 1.37 3.56 1.25
  25th–75th 0.01–0.43 0.31–2.94 0.20–4.55 0.84–35.63 0.26–14.77 0.85–35.32 0.46–7.11
4–5 days         
  Median 0.53 1.09 1.27 0.61 0.68 2.28 0.30
  25th–75th 0.17–1.60 0.60–1.81 0.15–2.30 0.26–2.34 0.03–1.85 0.34–8.07 0.16–1.95
>5 days         
  Median 0.53 0.60 2.81 1.03 0.86 1.85 1.09
  25th–75th 0.21–1.45 0.41–1.39 0.59–4.27 0.45–1.61 0.16–7.94 0.27–5.68 0.65–7.84
  p-value 0.014 0.472 0.421 0.054 0.358 0.192 0.024
  1. Results are presented as median and 25th-75th interquartile range. Non-parametric median, Kruskal-Wallis-test comparisons between groups.