TABLE 2 

ANOSIM statistics for differences between before and while taking probiotics for different dolphin sample locations and different groups

Sampling siteDistanceaDolphin groupANOSIM
R valueP valueb
ChuffWUA0.0070.275
RectumWUA0.1220.001
SkinWUA0.1090.001
ChuffWUB0.0100.271
RectumWUB0.0810.011
SkinWUB0.0820.004
ChuffUWUA0.1350.001
RectumUWUA0.2680.001
SkinUWUA0.2730.001
ChuffUWUB0.2150.001
RectumUWUB0.1850.001
SkinUWUB0.1610.001
  • a WU, weighted UniFrac distance; UWU, unweighted UniFrac distance.

  • b Significant values (P < 0.05) are in boldface.