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Table 3 Number of birds sampled for quantitative-PCR and 454 pyrosequencing by treatment and time

From: Successional changes in the chicken cecal microbiome during 42 days of growth are independent of organic acid feed additives

Treatment 0d 7d 21d 42d Subtotal
  qPCR 454 qPCR 454 qPCR 454 qPCR 454 qPCR 454
Ctl 6 6 8 8 7 4 10 10 31 22
WO n/a n/a 8 8 8 8 11 10 27 26
FO n/a n/a 8 8 8 8 11 9 27 25
FW n/a n/a 8 8 8 7 9 7 25 22
Subtotal 6 6 32 32 31 27 41 36 110 95
  1. Treatment designations are Ctl, control; FO, feed-only; WO, water-only; and FW, feed and water.