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Table 2 Bacteroides fragilis isolated from CRC and NC and their patterns

From: Toxigenic and non-toxigenic patterns I, II and III and biofilm-forming ability in Bacteroides fragilis strains isolated from patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer

Biopsy N (%)B.fragilis N (%)bft gene N (%)PatternIPatternIINPatternIIIBiofilm formation
WeakModerate NStrong
NC biopsy 31 (50)32 (47.1)2 (6.25)223125189
CRC biopsy 31 (50)36 (52.9)11 (30.5)1181201818
62 (100)68 (100)13 (19.1)13 (19.1)31 (45.6)24 (35.3)5 (7.4)36 (52.9)27 (39.7)
  1. CRC Colorectal cancer, NC Normal Colorectal tissue, N Number of patients