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Figure 5. The second principal component for the combined vaginal data, representing about 24 percent of the variance. Low-weight regions of the tree are excluded from the figure. The edges across which maximal between-sample heterogeneity is found are those between two different Lactobacillus clades: L. iners and L. crispatus. Thus, the second important ‘‘axis’’ appears to correspond to the relative levels of these two species. [Matsen & Evans 2013]

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