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Table 4 In situ ruminal degradation characteristics of dry matter (DM), neutral detergent fiber (aNDF), and crude protein (CP) disappearance of mixtures of purple prairie clover (PPC; Dalea purpurea Vent.) and cool-season grasses in ratios of 0:100, 25:75, 50:50, 75:25 and 100:0. Both PPC and grass were harvested when PPC reached the full flower stage

From: Effects of inclusion of purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea Vent.) with native cool-season grasses on in vitro fermentation and in situ digestibility of mixed forages

Itemsg0:10025:7550:5075:25100:0SEMeP valuesf
PLQ
DM
a + b75.0ab79.3a77.6a74.8ab72.5b1.200.0090.0290.01
a10.4e14.3d18.3c21.8b30.5a0.39< 0.001< 0.001< 0.001
b64.6ab65.0a59.3b53.0c42.0d1.27< 0.001< 0.001< 0.001
c2.79b2.46b2.65b3.83b9.14a0.476< 0.001< 0.001< 0.001
Lag5.1a1.2b0.0b0.0b6.0a0.62< 0.001< 0.0010.757
ED0.0525.9d34.0c38.8b44.6a42.0ab0.86< 0.001< 0.001< 0.001
aNDF
a + b79.9a80.2a80.8a70.7b61.6c1.15< 0.001< 0.001< 0.001
a10.1c12.4bc13.2bc17.2b26.5a1.23< 0.001< 0.0010.008
b69.8a67.8a67.6a53.4b35.1c2.15< 0.001< 0.001< 0.001
c2.69b2.38b1.93b2.71b5.59a0.384< 0.001< 0.001< 0.001
Lag6.23.20.00.04.71.490.0520.2170.008
ED0.0240.1b44.3ab46.4ab47.8a45.3ab1.570.0490.0180.038
CP
a + bNA67.0b68.2b75.8ab78.2a2.210.0150.0030.724
aNA23.516.422.019.92.420.1580.6560.339
bNA43.551.853.858.33.580.0890.0180.656
cNA1.65c4.65bc8.67b13.69a1.00< 0.0010.0070.456
LagNA0b0b4.9ab8.6a1.450.0080.0020.245
ED0.05NA33.941.041.929.13.200.0720.4110.015
  1. a,b,c,dMeans with different lowercased letters in the same row differ (P < 0.05)
  2. eSEM standard error of the means
  3. fP values are shown for P overall, L linear effect, Q quadratic effect
  4. ga: soluble fraction (%); b: potentially degradable fraction (%); a + b: the maximum potential degradability; c: the rate at which b is degraded (%/h); EDxxx: effective degradability (%) at a ruminal passage rate of 0.05/h for DM, and 0.02/h for aNDF, and 0.05/h for CP; NA: value not be estimated