Table 2

Percentage of specific 16S rRNA in the faeces of the different age groups

  • Results are expressed as mean (SEM) percent in children (n=10), adults (n=5), elderly (n=4), and in elderly patients withClostridium difficile associated diarrhoea (CDAD, n=4).

  • Corresponding symbols in the same row indicate means are significantly different (p⩽0.05).