TABLE 1

Estimates of microbial richness and diversity indices among microbial communities obtained from faecal samples of intermittent hypoxia- and normoxia-exposed mice

Intermittent hypoxiaNormoxiap-value*
Subjects n1010
Chao 1371.75±29.52325.28±64.440.1
Shannon5.66±0.145.39±0.210.001
  • Data are presented as mean±sd, unless otherwise stated. The microbial richness estimator (Chao 1) and the diversity indices estimator (Shannon) were calculated at 3% distance. *: values are statistically significant for p<0.05.