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Table 6 Temporal stability of bacterial taxa (OTUs)

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

  FSH 1 FPH 1 MSH 2 MPH 2 MSH 3 MPH 3 FSH 4 FPH 4 FSH 5 FPH 5 FSH 6 FPH 6 MSH 7 MPH 7
Total number of OTUs 28 18 31 36 19 45 21 32 25 32 20 39 27 36
Temporally stable OTUs 0 3 4 8 1 9 0 8 1 6 0 3 3 2
%Temporally stable OTUs 0 17 13 22 5 20 0 25 4 19 0 8 11 6
  1. Bacterial taxa present in scalp and pubic hairs sampled at three time points over a period of 5 months.