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Table 3 Chemical compositions of the whole-plant corn silage after 60 d of ensiling

From: Effect of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens and Bacillus subtilis on fermentation, dynamics of bacterial community and their functional shifts of whole-plant corn silage

Items1 Treatments2 SEM3 P-value
DM, g/kg 27.4 28.1 28.1 0.25 0.405
WSC, g/kg DM 159b 186a 181a 4.5 0.002
Starch, g/kg DM 94.3a 62.5b 75.5b 0.51 0.005
CP, g/kg DM 84.0b 82.2c 85.3a 0.46 < 0.001
NPN, g/kg total N 97.3b 144.1a 92.0c 8.29 < 0.001
NH3-N, g/kg total N 68.2 61.5 68.4 1.55 0.097
αNDF, g/kg DM 481a 478a 468b 0.2 < 0.001
ADF, g/kg DM 252a 248a 235b 0.3 < 0.001
  1. a-c Means within a row without a common superscript letter differ
  2. 1DM, dry matter; WSC, water soluble carbohydrates; CP, crude protein; NPN, non-protein nitrogen; NH3-N, ammonia nitrogen; αNDF, neutral detergent fiber assayed with a heat stable amylase and expressed inclusive of residual ash; ADF, acid detergent fiber expressed inclusive of residual ash
  3. 2CK, control, no inoculations; BA, silages inoculated with Bacillus amyloliquefaciens; BS, silages inoculated with Bacillus subtilis
  4. 3SEM, standard error of the mean