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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 171643, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/171643
Research Article

Comparison of Gut Microbiota between Sasang Constitutions

1ChunLab, Inc., Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742, Republic of Korea
2Department of Sasang Constitutional Medicine, Dongguk University, 814 Siksa-dong, Gyeonggi-do 410-773, Republic of Korea
3Department of Medicine, Dongguk University, 814 Siksa-dong, Gyeonggi-do 410-773, Republic of Korea
4Department of Food and Nutrition, Silla University, Busan 617-736, Republic of Korea
5Cell Biotech Co., Ltd., Gimpo 415-871, Republic of Korea
6Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine (KIOM), Daejeon 305-811, Republic of Korea
7Department of Pathology, College of Oriental Medicine, Dongguk University, Seoul 410-773, Republic of Korea
8Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, Dongguk University, 814 Siksa-dong, Gyeonggi-do 410-773, Republic of Korea

Received 18 June 2013; Revised 21 October 2013; Accepted 20 November 2013

Academic Editor: Andre-Michael Beer

Copyright © 2013 Bong-Soo Kim et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

Supplementary Table 1: P-values for Homogeneity.

Supplementary Table 2: P-values for Normality Test.

Supplementary Table 3: Points in KIOM constitution analysis system.

Supplementary Figure 1: The rarefaction curves of three different constitutions were obtained after normalization of read size in each sample (Table 2). TE indicates Tae-Eum, SY indicates So-Yang, and SE indicates So-Eum.

Supplementary Figure 2: The compositions of bacterial communities originating from each sample of Tae-Eum are presented in double pie charts. The inner circle indicates the composition of the phylum, and the outer circle indicates the composition of the genus. Each color is defined below the figure. The nomenclatures of phylotypes are based on the EzTaxon-e database [25].

Supplementary Figure 3: The double pie chart of bacterial communities obtained from each sample of So-Yang. The inner circle indicates the composition of the phylum, and the outer circle indicates the composition of the genus.

Supplementary Figure 4: The composition of bacterial communities obtained from each sample of So-Eum in the double pie chart. The inner circle indicates the composition of the phylum, and the outer circle indicates the composition of the genus.

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