Research Article

Aboriginal Bacterial Flora in the Uricase-Deficient Rat Gut is Not the Main Factor Affecting Serum Uric Acid

Figure 6

The floral diversity of bacteria in the Uox-/- rat stool (n = 6). (a) Alpha diversity (Shannon index) (n = 6); , Student’s-t test; (b) beta-diversity based on the PCA at the OTU level; (c) beta-diversity at the genus level; (d) beta-diversity at the species level. Group A, wild-type rat stool; group B, normal Uox-/- rats’ stool; group C, stool from the Uox-/- rats treated with antibiotics (ampicillin, 90 mg/kg, and ciprofloxacin, 150 mg/kg) for 5 days.