Extended Data Fig. 2: Microbiota variation associated with mode of delivery in the neonatal period and infancy. | Nature

Extended Data Fig. 2: Microbiota variation associated with mode of delivery in the neonatal period and infancy.

From: Stunted microbiota and opportunistic pathogen colonization in caesarean-section birth

Extended Data Fig. 2

Non-metric multidimensional scaling ordination of Bray–Curtis dissimilarity between the species relative-abundance profiles of the gut microbiota sampled from babies on day 4 (vaginally delivered, n = 157 babies; delivered by caesarean section, n = 153 babies), day 7 (vaginally delivered, n = 280 babies; delivered by caesarean section, n = 252 babies), day 21 (vaginally delivered, n = 147 babies; delivered by caesarean section, n = 178 babies) and during infancy (vaginally delivered, n = 160 babies; delivered by caesarean section, n = 142 babies). The microbial variation explained by the mode of delivery is represented by the PERMANOVA R2 value (bottom left), and is significant across four cross-sectional PERMANOVA tests. False-discovery-rate-corrected P values are reported in Supplementary Table 2.

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