Journal of Immunology Research / 2021 / Article / Fig 1

Research Article

Sex Variations in the Oral Microbiomes of Youths with Severe Periodontitis

Figure 1

Sequence quality and α-diversity analysis of samples from young male and female patients with severe and advanced periodontitis. (a) Rarefaction curves based on Good’s coverage for all samples from males and females. The horizontal axis shows the number of operational taxonomic units (OTUs), and appropriate number of sequences is shown on the vertical axis. (b) Rank-abundance curve representative of all samples from males and females. (c–f) Violin plots comparing α-diversity indices Chao1, PD whole tree, Simpson index, and Shannon index between the two groups. ; ; ns: not significant.

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