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Table 4 Relative abundance of microbiota at the phyla level in faeces of 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
1.0 DF 1.5 DF 1.75DF 2.0 DF Linear Quadratic
Firmicutes 44.22 ± 1.07ab 47.63 ± 1.89a 40.34 ± 1.53bc 38.36 ± 0.80c <  0.001 0.003
Bacteroidetes 40.64 ± 1.16bc 38.81 ± 1.79c 44.85 ± 1.78ab 46.51 ± 1.42a 0.004 0.043
Spirochaetes 4.62 ± 0.65ab 3.29 ± 0.59b 5.76 ± 0.63a 5.60 ± 0.79ab 0.169 0.079
Proteobacteria 4.08 ± 0.41a 3.80 ± 0.26ab 3.00 ± 0.23b 3.00 ± 0.24b 0.002 0.629
Tenericutes 2.12 ± 0.13 2.26 ± 0.27 2.73 ± 0.22 2.69 ± 0.16 0.013 0.866
Euryarchaeota 2.15 ± 0.32 2.72 ± 0.79 1.38 ± 0.38 1.97 ± 0.29 0.385 0.778
Actinobacteria 0.87 ± 0.55a 0.22 ± 0.01b 0.18 ± 0.02b 0.23 ± 0.03b <  0.001 0.008
Lentisphaerae 0.74 ± 0.05b 0.67 ± 0.07b 1.02 ± 0.08a 0.82 ± 0.07ab 0.062 0.840
Planctomycetes 0.13 ± 0.04ab 0.26 ± 0.09a 0.09 ± 0.02b 0.05 ± 0.01b 0.017 0.002
Cyanobacteria 0.17 ± 0.02bc 0.15 ± 0.02c 0.25 ± 0.04ab 0.34 ± 0.05a <  0.001 0.010
Others 0.25 ± 0.03b 0.18 ± 0.01c 0.41 ± 0.02a 0.47 ± 0.05a <  0.001 <  0.001
  1. Data are expressed as means ± S.E.; DF, dietary fiber; n = 6; Means with different letters a,b denote P <  0.05