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Table 5 Effect of tea seed saponins (TSS) on the abundance of dominant methanogen clade/OTUs

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

Methanogen clade/OTUs BD TSS BDP SEM KW_P
SGMT clade 74.95a 62.15ab 42.14b 4.16 0.005
OTU 1 20.97a 32.23a 9.14b 2.78 0.009
OTU 2 14.75 9.25 8.05 1.09 0.172
OTU 4 10.78a 0.88b 4.68ab 1.21 0.017
OTU 5 2.06b 13.99a 4.07b 1.45 0.002
OTU 7 10.91a 0.12b 2.18ab 1.40 0.001
Other 8 OTUs 15.49a 5.68b 14.01ab 1.80 0.027
RO clade 11.72b 17.99ab 35.52a 3.07 0.009
OTU 3 7.63 9.70 20.87 1.77 0.164
OTU 6 4.09b 8.29a 14.65a 1.66 0.002
  1. SGMT clade: M. smithii, M. gottschalkii, M. millerae and M. thauerii, RO clade: M. ruminentium and M. olleyae
  2. Other 8 OTUs are the OTU 8, OTU 9, OTU 10, OTU 11, OTU 12, OTU 13, OTU 14, OTU 15
  3. In the same row, values with different letter mean significant difference (FDR-P < 0.05)
  4. BD Basal Diet, BDP Post-control period, SEM Standard error of the mean
  5. KW_P values were the overall significant differences analyzed using Kruskal-Wallis test for the non-normally distributed data