TABLEĀ 1

Sample numbers studied for each cohort included in this study

Collection siteCohortSamples
Anterior naresHealthy67
Attached keratinised gingivaHealthy102
Subgingival plaqueHealthy92
Supragingival plaqueHealthy103
SalivaHealthy69
Hard palateHealthy93
Tongue dorsumHealthy99
Buccal mucosaHealthy98
ThroatHealthy94
Palatine tonsilsHealthy97
Cystic fibrosis sputumDisease94
Cystic fibrosis mouthwashDisease23
Bronchiectasis sputumDisease26
Total1057