TABLE 1

Pairwise PERMANOVAs for significant differences in beta diversity measures (Bray-Curtis) among the different groups of site-specific plaque samplesa

GroupP value or pseudo-F value
CF-PFCAE-PFCAE-PECA-PFCA-PECA-PD
CF-PF0.0011*0.0060*0.0183*0.0003*0.0003*
CAE-PF3.2250.0103*0.0205*0.0003*0.0003*
CAE-PE2.6682.3730.08770.19260.0003*
CA-PF2.1561.9751.5800.09420.0003
CA-PE4.5753.3821.2751.4890.0003*
CA-PD7.7956.6404.1455.3583.678
  • a The top right values are P values corrected by using the FDR. The bottom left values are pseudo-F values (variance components). *, significant P values; CF, caries-free children; CAE, caries-active children with enamel carious lesions; CA, caries-active children with dentin carious lesions; PF, supragingival plaque from caries-free tooth surfaces; PE, plaque from active, enamel carious lesions; PD, plaque from active, dentin carious lesions. Tests were run using 10,000 permutations.