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Comparison of the Gut Microbiota in the Tibetan Wild Ass (Equus kiang) Collected from High and Low Altitude

Comparison of the Gut Microbiota in the Tibetan Wild Ass (Equus kiang) Collected from High and Low Altitude

 Honghai Zhang1,*, Yao Chen1, Xiaoyang Wu1, Shuai Shang2, Jun Chen2, Jiakuo Yan1, Qinguo Wei1, Xibao Wang1, Yongqiang Lu3 and Huanxin Zhang2

1College of Life Science, Qufu Normal University, Qufu, Shandong, P.R. China
2College of Marine Life Sciences, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China
3Shandong Publishing Group Limited, Jinan, Shandong, P.R. China
 
Honghai Zhang and Yao Chen contributed equally to this work.
 
*      Corresponding author: zhanghonghai67@126.com

Fig. 1.

The rarefaction curves and rank abundance curves of the thirteen Tibetan wild asses.

Fig. 2.

Comparison of community alpha diversities between high altitude and low altitude samples in the Tibetan wild ass. Diversity was measured by calculating the ACE index.

Fig. 3.

Gut bacterial composition at the phylum level per sample (A), the relative abundance of the top ten biological species at the family level (B) and the genus level (C).

Fig. 4.

Tree species classification of samples in the genus level.

Fig. 5.

The principal coordinate analysis of different groups (unweighted, UniFrac, distances).

Fig. 6.

T-test difference group analysis diagram and at the class level (A), at the order level (B) and at the genus (C).

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

December

Vol. 52, Iss. 6, Pages 2027-2426

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