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Table 4 Effects of in ovo feeding of L-arginine on cecal microbial diversity of layer chicks

From: Dynamic alterations in early intestinal development, microbiota and metabolome induced by in ovo feeding of L-arginine in a layer chick model

Item1NCArg6Arg10Pooled SEMP-value
3 d
 Shannon1.77b2.38a2.34a0.08< 0.001
14 d
42 d
  1. a–bMeans within a row with no common superscripts differ significantly (P < 0.05). Data are the mean of 7 replicates. 1NC, non-injected control group; Arg6, injected with 6 mg L-arginine; Arg10, injected with 10 mg L-arginine