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Figure 2 | Parasites & Vectors

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From: Salivary glands harbor more diverse microbial communities than gut in Anopheles culicifacies

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Taxonomy independent microbial community structure visualization: Tag distribution frequency (0-100%) analysis was performed to estimate the tissue associated microbial community complexity (a); predominated by the salivary associate microbial community of the overlapped (11%) tags (b) as compared to the gut of the mosquito. Microbial flora diversity of two physiologically different tissues of the mosquito digestive system: Taxonomic assignment and relative percentage of the microbial community associated with the salivary glands (c) and gut (d) in mosquito A. culicifacies. The final high quality clustered sequences were independently analyzed through RDP classifier at the phylum level. Dominant Microbial flora community comparison between digestive tissue: To identify and compare the tissue specific microbial communities, both salivary and gut sequence libraries were compared using online RDP classifier program. Bar chart represents the relative percentage of the dominantly associated community classified at Phylum level (e) and sub community of the Proteobacteria classified at Class level (f), common to both the tissues. The green * mark indicates the significant difference in the communities at p-value (<0.01).

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