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Table 4 Significantly enriched operational taxonomic units (OTUs) of the fecal microbiota of lean cats and obese cats before and after weight loss

From: Bacterial fecal microbiota is only minimally affected by a standardized weight loss plan in obese cats

ComparisonSignificantly enriched OTUs
LEANOBWLOAWL
LEAN vs. OBWLTenericutes
Anaeroplasma
Firmicutes
Unclassified Clostridiales
 (5 OTUs)
Planococcaceae_incertae_sedis
TM7
TM7_genus_incertae_Sedis
Actinobacteria
Arthrobacter
Nocardioides
Bacteroidetes
Unclassified
Prevotellaceae
Verrucomicrobia
Unclassified
Verrucomicrobiaceae
Proteobacteria
Oligella
Unclassified
Proteobacteria
LEAN vs. OAWLProteobacteria
Pseudomonas
  1. OTUs operational taxonomic units, LEAN lean cats, OBWL obese cats before weight loss, OAWL obese cats after weight loss
  2. The OTUs represented here are from the fecal microbiota of healthy lean cats (LEAN, n = 14) and obese cats (OBWL, n = 17) following a 4-week adaptation period with a veterinary therapeutic food intended for weight loss and adult maintenance, and obese cats after a 10-week weight loss period on the same food (OAWL, n = 16). The presented OTUs have a linear discriminant analysis score > 2, and are organized in a descending manner