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Table 2 Effects of DF intake level on oocyte maturation in gilts

From: Microbial and metabolomic mechanisms mediating the effects of dietary inulin and cellulose supplementation on porcine oocyte and uterine development

Items Treatments P-value
DF 1.0 DF 1.5 DF 1.75 DF 2.0 Linear Quadratic
No. of COCs collected per gilt 23.3 ± 1.4 21.2 ± 1.2 22.2 ± 0.9 22.5 ± 2.3 0.695 0.403
No. of oocytes for in vitro maturation 15.5 ± 0.2 15.7 ± 0.2 15.7 ± 0.2 15.5 ± 0.2 0.898 0.467
Expansion rate, % 86.9 ± 5.9 89.5 ± 3.5 91.5 ± 2.1 93.6 ± 3.3 0.232 0.876
Rate of oocytes with first polar body, % 37.7 ± 3.2c 41.6 ± 3.0bc 57.5 ± 2.5a 50.6 ± 2.3ab 0.001 0.568
  1. Data are expressed as means ± standard error (S.E.); DF, dietary fiber; n = 6; Means with different letters a,b,c denote P <  0.05