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Table 3 Effect of tea seed saponins (TSS) supplementation on OTU richness and alpha diversity of methanogen at 97% 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 447 490 443 12 0.167
Shannon-Wiener 2.13 2.40 2.45 0.10 0.391
Simpson’s 0.36 0.31 0.31 0.02 0.691
Chao 1 1251 1335 1175 48 0.421
Ace 1761 2073 1672 78 0.083
Good’s coverage, % 98.28 97.05 96.81 0.23 0.211
  1. Within the same row, values with different letters were 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