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Table 4 Number of bacterial 16S sequences found in core microbiomes compared with transient number of sequences for each sex/somatic origin sampled

From: Metagenomic analyses of bacteria on human hairs: a qualitative assessment for applications in forensic science

Sex/somatic origin Core bacteria Transient bacteria Total bacteria a
Female scalp hair 3,123 2,162 5,285
Female pubic hair 16,019 1,524 17,543
Male scalp hair 4,838 1,220 6,058
Male pubic hair 8,109 2,819 10,928
  1. Female pubic hair harboured less transient bacteria, but more core bacteria than male pubic hair.
  2. aTotal number of sequences found to remain once sequences found in controls and low abundant clusters were removed.