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Table 4 Effect of tea seed saponins (TSS) on the methanogen communities (% of total sequences)

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

Assigned taxa BD TSS BDP SEM KW_P
O-Methanobacteriales 99.42 98.55 99.55 0.22 0.440
F-Methanobacteriaceae 99.42 98.55 99.55 0.22 0.440
G-Methanobrevibacter 99.06 98.09 98.94 0.22 0.338
G-Methanosphaera 0.04b 0.10ab 0.14a 0.02 0.010
G-Methanosarcina 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.00 0.892
O-Thermoplasmatales 0.51 1.29 0.37 0.20 0.446
G-Candidatus Methanomethylophilus 0.51 1.29 0.37 0.20 0.446
O-Methanomicrobiales 0.03 0.06 0.03 0.01 0.854
F-Methanomicrobiaceae 0.03 0.06 0.03 0.01 0.854
G-Methanomicrobium 0.03 0.05 0.03 0.01 0.720
  1. Within the same row, values with a different letter were significantly different (FDR-P < 0.05)
  2. KW_P values were the overall significant differences analyzed using Kruskal-Wallis test for the non-normally distributed data
  3. BD Basal Diet, BDP Post-control period, SEM Standard error of the mean. O Order, F Family, G Genus