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Table 2 Distribution of clones at the phylum and genus levels

From: Characterization of bacterial biota in the distal esophagus of Japanese patients with reflux esophagitis and Barrett’s esophagus

  Normal subject Reflux esophagitis Barrett’s esophagus
Actinobacteria 3% 2% 2%
Bacteroidetes 8% 10% 14%
Firmicutes 40% 33% 55%
Fusobacteria 0% 10% 9%
Proteobacteria 49% 43% 20%
TM7 0% 2% 0%
  1. no significant difference was detected between the three groups.