Table 1 | Helminth Microbiota Profiling Using Bacterial 16S rRNA Gene Amplicon Sequencing: From Sampling to Sequence Data Mining

– Species
– Strain
– Developmental stage
– Age
– Sex (if applicable)
– Relevant phenotype (e.g., drug resistance, virulence, etc.) – Species
– Strain
– Genotype
– Age
– Gender
– Concomitant infections/pathologies
– Relevant phenotype (e.g., susceptibility/resistance to infection) – Medium from which the parasite was collected (e.g., water, blood, gut)
– In vitro (i.e., cultured) or ex vivo (i.e., from the host)
– Geographical location
– Preservation procedures (e.g., fixatives)
– Time from collection

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