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Figure 1: IBS-D patients show significant differences in fecal bacterial composition by high-throughput sequencing compared with healthy controls. (a) Heatmap of fecal microbiota in IBS-D patients and healthy controls. There are significant differences in bacterial community profiles at the genus level between IBS-D patients () and healthy controls (). Each column represents one subject. C: control subjects; B: IBS-D patients. (b) Relative abundance of phylotypes at the genus level. (c) Differences in the relative abundance of phylotypes between IBS-D patients and healthy controls. IBS-D patients showed an abundance of Prevotella while Bacteroides predominates in healthy controls. versus control.