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Table 2 Comparison of the Microbiome of Term and Premature Neonates

From: Neonatal intestinal dysbiosis in necrotizing enterocolitis

Term Premature
Clostridia ↑facultative anaerobes
Bifidobacterium Bifidobacterium
Other Firmicutes Staphylococcus
Escherichia coli, Klebsiella and other Enterobacteriacease
Bacteroidetes
  1. ↑ indicates increased; ↓ indicates decreased