MOESM11 of Characterization of the non-glandular gastric region microbiota in Helicobacter suis-infected versus non-infected pigs identifies a potential role for Fusobacterium gastrosuis in gastric ulceration

Additional file 11. Correlation between the number of colonizing F. gastrosuis bacteria per mg gastric tissue and the expression of markers for inflammation and ulceration. The data are presented as a scatter plot: each dot represents the individual data of a pig. The trendline shows the relationship between the relative mRNA expression of a marker for inflammation/ulceration and the log10 values of the number of F. gastrosuis bacteria per mg gastric tissue. y = equation of the trendline. r = Pearson correlation coefficient, calculated using SPSS Statistics 24. A r-value close to 1 indicates a strong, positive correlation, whereas a r-value of −1 indicates a strong, negative correlation. P-values lower than 0.05 are considered to be significant.