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Table 7 Effects of DF intake level on the concentrations (μmol/g) of short-chain fatty acids in faeces and colon chyme 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 1.75 DF 2.0 DF Linear Quadratic
1Faeces at 30 d of experiment
 Acetate 40.1 ± 2.6b 41.5 ± 2.9b 47.6 ± 1.7ab 51.4 ± 2.7a 0.002 0.231
 Propionate 14.2 ± 1.6b 15.5 ± 1.4ab 19.2 ± 0.8a 19.4 ± 1.1a 0.003 0.709
 Butyrate 8.4 ± 0.8 9.8 ± 1.2 11.4 ± 1.1 12.1 ± 0.7 0.010 0.843
2Chyme in colon at 19 d of the 2nd oestrous cycle
 Acetate 58.9 ± 2.9 56.8 ± 4.8 63.7 ± 3.0 62.6 ± 3.0 0.324 0.604
 Propionate 25.8 ± 1.1 24.8 ± 1.9 29.8 ± 1.2 31.8 ± 3.5 0.046 0.218
 Butyrate 11.6 ± 0.4b 12.5 ± 1.3ab 13.1 ± 0.8ab 15.4 ± 1.0a 0.012 0.263
  1. Faeces tested at 30 d of the experiment, n = 8; Chyme colon data, n = 6; Data are expressed as means ± S.E.; DF, dietary fiber; Means with different letters a,b denote P < 0.05