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Table 11 The effect of CAL on ruminal microbial populations in lambs (Exp. 3)

From: Dietary Coleus amboinicus Lour. decreases ruminal methanogenesis and biohydrogenation, and improves meat quality and fatty acid composition in longissimus thoracis muscle of lambs

Parameters CON CAL SEM P-value
Total protozoa, 105/mL 6.47 8.43 0.45 < 0.01
Holotricha, 105/mL 0.05 0.02 0.01 < 0.01
Entodinomorpha, 105/mL 6.42 8.41 0.46 < 0.01
Total bacteria, 109/mL 4.89 4.77 0.09 0.55
Streptococcus bovis* 1.01 0.83 0.26 0.75
Ruminococcus flavefaciens* 1.00 0.94 0.24 0.91
Ruminococcus albus* 1.00 4.71 0.92 0.06
Megasphaera elsdenii* 1.00 7.68 1.44 0.03
Prevotella spp.* 1.00 3.85 0.86 0.10
Lactobacillus spp.* 1.00 0.10 0.47 0.38
Fibrobacter succinogenes* 1.00 5.60 1.89 0.24
Butyrivibrio proteoclasticus* 1.00 15.9 3.03 0.02
Butyrivibrio fibrisolvens* 1.00 4.55 1.06 0.09
Total methanogens, 108/mL 5.08 3.61 0.28 < 0.01
 Methanobacteriales, 107/mL 3.23 2.73 0.12 0.05
 Methanomicrobiales, 107/mL 3.08 3.00 0.13 0.75
  1. CON control diet, CAL Coleus amboinicus Lour. diet, SEM standard error of means
  2. *Relative transcript abundance (∆∆ CT)
  3. Means in the same row indicate significant differences at P < 0.05 and tended to significant at P < 0.10