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Table 1 Effects of the different linear predictors on the histochemical findings and the histological scores in the gut of the piglets

From: Effects of dietary Hermetia illucens meal inclusion on cecal microbiota and small intestinal mucin dynamics and infiltration with immune cells of weaned piglets

Histochemical findings d.f.d Chi-square Pf
Dieta 2 2.614 0.271
Mucin typeb 2 53.724 < 0.001
Gut segmentc 2 34.164 < 0.001
Diet × Mucin type 4 12.216 0.016
Diet × Gut segment 4 1.017 0.907
Mucin type × Gut segment 4 7.878 0.096
Diet × Mucin type × Gut segment 8 11.507 0.175
Histological scores
 Diet 2 0.739 0.691
 Gut segment 2 32.113 < 0.001
 Diet × Gut segment 4 1.658 0.798
  1. aThree dietary treatments: C = control; HI5 = 5% inclusion level of Hermetia illucens; HI10 = 10% inclusion level of Hermetia illucens
  2. bThree types: neutral, acidic sialylated and acidic sulfated mucins
  3. cThree gut segments: duodenum, jejunum and ileum
  4. dDegrees of freedom
  5. fStatistical significance: P < 0.05