Comparison between S. aureus culture and 16S-rRNA sequencing. Cultures were scored based on the following criteria: zero colonies of S. aureus (negative for S. aureus) and ≥1 colony (positive for S. aureus). The boxplot represents the nares culture results for S. aureus compared to the sequence-based relative abundance values of S. aureus. Tanner 1 group in gray-blue; Tanner 5 in red. Points for additional Tanner stages are plotted but do not contribute to the boxplot dimensions.