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Table 1 Distances between and within the facial skin and gut samples

From: Protective role of the vulture facial skin and gut microbiomes aid adaptation to scavenging

Pathway Facial skin vs facial skin Gut vs facial skin Gut vs gut
Amino acid metabolism 4.87 4.66 2.86
Biosynthesis of other secondary metabolites 5.97 5.97 3.68
Carbohydrate metabolism 4.1 4.48 3.58
Energy metabolism 3.33 3.27 2.17
Glycan biosynthesis and metabolism 3.24 3.67 3.22
Lipid metabolism 5.6 5.66 3.03
Metabolism of cofactors and vitamins 4.27 4.41 2.99
Metabolism of other amino acids 3.48 3.77 2.75
Metabolism of terpenoids and polyketides 4.57 4.94 3.18
Nucleotide metabolism 1.50 1.56 1.34
Xenobiotic biodegradation and metabolism 6.22 5.98 3.61