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Table 1 P values related to alpha diversity measures in vaginal samples based on pregnancy statusa

From: The vaginal and fecal microbiomes are related to pregnancy status in beef heifers

 ComparisonChange in diversityP value
Shannon index1 Bred1 Open 0.243
2 Bred2 Open 0.445
3 Bred3 Open 0.626
1 Bred2 Bred 0.119
1 Bred3 BredIncrease0.0005*
1 Bred4 Bred 0.146
1 Open2 Open 0.140
1 Open3 OpenIncrease0.001*
2 Bred3 BredIncrease0.018*
2 Bred4 Bred 0.935
2 Open3 OpenIncrease0.033*
3 Bred4 BredDecrease0.047*
Observed OTUs1 Bred1 Open 0.158
2 Bred2 Open 0.962
3 Bred3 Open 0.437
1 Bred2 Bred 0.625
1 Bred3 BredIncrease0.002*
1 Bred4 Bred 0.876
1 Open2 Open 0.110
1 Open3 OpenIncrease0.002*
2 Bred3 BredIncrease0.003*
2 Bred4 Bred 0.419
2 Open3 OpenIncrease0.046
3 Bred4 BredDecrease0.001*
  1. * Pair-wise comparisons between stage and pregnancy status were determined to be statistically significant at P < 0.05
  2. a Vaginal samples were obtained from 72 beef heifers. Individuals that established a pregnancy (n = 56) were samples before breeding (stage 1) and at 3 time points during gestation (stages 2, 3, and 4). Individuals that failed to establish a pregnancy (n = 16) were sampled before breeding (stage 1) and during the first and second trimesters of gestation (stages 2 and 3)