Table 4: The quantity of fecal bacteria of mice in cohousing experiments.

Fecal bacteriaIBS-cohousing ()CON-cohousing () value (cohousing)IBS-single ()CON-single () value (single)

Prevotella species7.81 ± 1.347.55 ± 1.59>0.058.51 ± 0.926.90 ± 0.69<0.05
Bacteroides10.93 ± 0.5110.85 ± 0.24>0.0511.15 ± 0.5210.58 ± 0.38>0.05
Bifidobacterium species5.50 ± 1.236.43 ± 0.69>0.056.07 ± 0.956.08 ± 1.08>0.05
Lactobacillus species8.82 ± 0.409.03 ± 0.47>0.059.41 ± 0.128.96 ± 0.92>0.05

Account unit is Log10 copies/g fecal (). Asterisk indicates statistical significance (, CON-cohousing versus IBS-cohousing, CON-single versus IBS-single).