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Table 9 The effect of CAL on ruminal microbial populations in cannulated lambs (Exp. 2)

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 Control CAL SEM P-value
Total protozoa, 105/mL 4.43 5.76 0.42 0.06
 Holotricha, 105/mL 0.08 0.04 0.01 0.02
 Entodiniomorpha, 105/mL 4.35 5.72 0.42 0.07
Total bacteria, 109/mL 4.12 4.37 0.07 0.09
Total methanogens, 108/mL 5.34 4.17 0.18 < 0.01
 Methanobacteriales, 107/mL 4.20 3.03 0.16 < 0.01
 Methanomicrobiales, 107/mL 3.35 2.97 0.09 0.04
  1. CON control diet, CAL Coleus amboinicus Lour. diet, SEM standard error of means
  2. Means in the same row indicate significant differences at P < 0.05 and tended to significant at P < 0.10