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Table 1 Percentage of number of reads obtained for shotgun and 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Data represented in this table corresponds to three different study groups: ELBW infant with no supplementation (AP8C), ELBW infant with supplementation (P29F) and a term infant (V3 J). Bacterial taxa column indicates the twelve most common bacteria present (further details can be found in Additional file 20)

From: Optimisation of 16S rRNA gut microbiota profiling of extremely low birth weight infants