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Supplemental Information

Raw data for quantitation of B. longum subspecies from fecal samples

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.2899v1/supp-1

Raw data for comparison of genomic DNA extraction methods

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.2899v1/supp-2

Additional Information

Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests. Colin G. Prosser and Dianne Lowry are employees of Dairy Goat Cooperative (NZ) Ltd., Hamilton, New Zealand. Pheng Soon Lee and Khai Hong Wong are employees of Mead Johnson Nutrition, Marina Bay, Singapore.

Author Contributions

Blair Lawley conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Karen Munro performed the experiments.

Alan Hughes performed the experiments.

Alison J Hodgkinson contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Colin G Prosser contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Dianne Lowry contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Shao J Zhou contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Maria Makrides contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Robert A Gibson contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Christophe Lay contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Charmaine Chew contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Pheng Soon Lee contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Khai Hong Wong reviewed drafts of the paper.

Gerald W Tannock conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Ethics

The following information was supplied relating to ethical approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

For Australian infants: Ethical approval for the work contained in this article was obtained from the WCHN Human Research Ethics Committee. The infants were part of a larger study: Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry ACTRN12608000047392

For South-East Asian infants: The infants (various ethnicities) were part of a larger clinical study registered under the Dutch Trial Register (NTR 2838).

For Chinese infants: Infants were part of part of Mead Johnson Nutrition Clinical Protocol Number 8602. Ethical approval for the work contained in this article was obtained from the Ethics Committee, Xin Hua Hospital, affiliated to the School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

The raw data has been supplied as a supplementary file.

Funding

The work was supported by MBIE contract UOOX1405. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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