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Table 5 Effect of E. faecium on the relative abundance of the top 10 microbial phylum in the colon of piglets challenged with ETEC K88

From: Enterococcus faecium NCIMB 10415 administration improves the intestinal health and immunity in neonatal piglets infected by enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli K88

Items -ETEC +ETEC P-value
CON PRO CON PRO PRO ETEC PRO×ETEC
Proteobacteria 15.91 ± 2.91 12.06 ± 2.40 18.38 ± 1.41 17.81 ± 2.91 0.23 0.07 0.48
Bacteroidetes 47.63 ± 3.45 44.04 ± 3.53 47.42 ± 4.38 42.27 ± 5.95 0.29 0.68 0.75
Firmicutes 24.40 ± 4.19 33.46 ± 8.34 19.03 ± 1.80 29.66 ± 7.07 0.37 0.52 0.95
Fusobacteria 11.25 ± 4.60 9.06 ± 5.56 14.73 ± 5.02 9.29 ± 6.97 0.11 0.98 0.67
Verrucomicrobia 0.01 ± 0.01 0.01 ± 0.00 0.02 ± 0.02 0.25 ± 0.23 0.05 0.82 0.53
Planctomycetes 0.04 ± 0.02 0.69 ± 0.64 0.06 ± 0.04 0.11 ± 0.08 0.24 0.14 0.68
Lentisphaerae 0.51 ± 0.30 0.29 ± 0.09 0.13 ± 0.11 0.25 ± 0.13 0.23 0.11 0.43
Spirochaetes 0.03 ± 0.02 0.14 ± 0.10 0.03 ± 0.02 0.12 ± 0.06 0.92 0.59 0.64
Euryarchaeota 0.08 ± 0.04 0.07 ± 0.05 0.07 ± 0.06 0.10 ± 0.05 0.42 0.98 0.58
Actinobacteria 0.07 ± 0.03 0.09 ± 0.04 0.04 ± 0.01 0.08 ± 0.03 0.29 0.47 0.59
  1. Data are presented as means ± SE (n = 6)
  2. -ETEC, infusing the essential medium; +ETEC, infusing the Escherichia coli; CON, control group; PRO, Enterococcus faecium-supplemented group