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Table 1 Effect of tea seed saponins (TSS) supplementation on OTU richness and alpha diversity of ciliate protozoa at 96% similarity

From: The community structure and microbial linkage of rumen protozoa and methanogens in response to the addition of tea seed saponins in the diet of beef cattle

Treatment BD TSS BDP SEM ANOVA_P
Observed OTUs 999a 771b 840ab 37 0.354
Shannon-Wiener 3.04 3.32 2.98 0.08 0.173
Simpson’s 0.13 0.10 0.14 0.01 0.458
Chao 1 2,699a 1,805b 2,162ab 125 0.005
Ace 4,223a 2,599b 3,186ab 226 0.004
Good’s coverage, % 97.78 98.02 97.68 0.13 0.613
  1. Within the same row, values with a different letter are significantly different (FDR-P < 0.05)
  2. ANOVA_P values were the overall significant differences analyzed using one-way analysis of variance for the normally distributed data
  3. BD Basal Diet, BDP Post-control period, SEM Standard error of the mean