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Table 4 The total amount of bacterial DNA in fecal samples

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

    N ng/g median* 25th-75th p-value1) p-value2)
Healthy volunteers Stool Control 7 26 9.2-36.7   
Autopsy cases Rectum 1-3 days 18 8 2.0-53.6   
   4-5 days 21 8 1.7-41.4   
   >5 days 20 42 12.0-124.2 0.044 0.023
Autopsy cases Cecum 1-3 days 19 51 13-3-94.1   
   4-5 days 21 68 5.1-194.7   
   >5 days 21 48 6.5-113.6   0.982
  1. *1 ng/g corresponds to 4.8x1010 colony forming units using E. coli as a standard. P-values (over the groups) for 1)healthy volunteers and autopsy cases, 2)autopsy cases only.
  2. 25th -75th interquartile range. Non-parametric median, Kruskal-Wallis-test comparisons over the groups.