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Table 5 Effect of urea plus nitrate pretreated rice straw (UN) and combination of UN and corn oil supplementation (UNCO) on selected groups of microorganisms (log10 copies/g DM rumen contents) in the rumen of goats

From: Effects of urea plus nitrate pretreated rice straw and corn oil supplementation on fiber digestibility, nitrogen balance, rumen fermentation, microbiota and methane emissions in goats

Items Treatment SEM P - value
Control UN UNCO
Protozoa 10.6b 11.0a 10.4b 0.42 < 0.001
Fungi 10.4 10.5 10.7 0.14 0.13
Bacteria 13.7 13.8 13.6 0.10 0.36
Methanogens 12.0b 12.4a 12.1b 0.08 < 0.001
Selected groups of bacteria
Fibrobacter succinogenes 10.9 11.1 10.9 0.13 0.13
Ruminococcus albus 9.98b 10.3a 10.1ab 0.13 0.047
Ruminococcus flavefaciens 10.2 10.1 10.1 0.10 0.34
Selenomonas ruminantium 12.1b 12.5a 12.1b 0.09 < 0.001
  1. a-bMeans with different superscripts within a row are significantly different (P ≤ 0.05)