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Table 2 Top ten bacterial species present in oral cavities of three snake species in India

From: Next-generation sequencing analysis reveals high bacterial diversity in wild venomous and non-venomous snakes from India.

SI No Cobra King Cobra 1 King Cobra 2 Python
1 Serratia marcescens (1678) Pseudomonas veronii (7938) Morganella morganii (2937) Escherichia coli (46438)
2 Bacteroides fragilis (917) Propionibacterium acnes (7246) Brevibacterium aureum (2645) Propionibacterium acnes (4634)
3 Escherichia coli (807) Erwinia dispersa (2303) Bacteroides fragilis (2528) Pseudomonas veronii (1160)
4 Propionibacterium acnes (592) Escherichia coli (1931) Propionibacterium acnes (1713) Serratia marcescens (1061)
5 Morganella morganii (321) Bacillus cereus (1159) Eubacterium dolichum (1688) Brevibacterium aureum (1025)
6 Pseudomonas veronii (115) Serratia marcescens (911) Escherichia coli (605) Bacillus cereus (554)
7 Bacillus cereus (85) Alcanivorax dieselolei (817) Bacillus cereus (481) Erwinia dispersa (549)
8 Brevibacterium aureum (66) Brevibacterium aureum (667) Parabacteroides gordonii (458) Staphylococcus epidermidis (495)
9 Erwinia dispersa (49) Acinetobacter rhizosphaerae (595) Serratia marcescens (438) Shewanella algae (301)
10 Staphylococcus epidermidis
(37)
Staphylococcus epidermidis
(543)
Staphylococcus epidermidis
(302)
Veillonella dispar
(290)