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Table 2 DNA concentration and mean counts of the analyzed microbial groups by qPCR in stool samples of ALS patients (case) and controls

From: A prospective longitudinal study on the microbiota composition in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

  Sample Mean (SD) P value
DNA Case 155.50 (118.68) 0.02
Control 210.10 (97.25)
Total bacteria Case 10.36 (0.86) 0.90
Control 10.34 (0.74)
Lactobacillus spp. Case 5.44 (1.26) 0.09
Control 5.77 (0.76)
Bifidobacterium spp. Case 7.30 (1.63) 0.54
Control 7.43 (1.28)
E. coli Case 6.60 (1.13) 0.04
Control 6.0 (1.61)
Clostridium cluster I Case 5.72 (1.55) 0.01
Control 6.39 (0.84)
Enterobacteriaceae Case 8.51 (0.8) 0.05
Control 7.96 (1.84)
Total yeast Case 5.78 (0.81) 0.02
Control 6.07 (0.65)
  1. The DNA concentration is expressed as ng/200 mg of feces, and the mean counts as Log CFU/g of feces; the relatedP value is reported. Bolded values indicate P ≤ 0.05