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Table 3 Microbial cell counts (log 10 /g wet weight) in the digesta of the stomach and caecum of suckling piglets, where the mother sows received either a diet without (C) or with inulin (I)

From: Dietary inulin affects the intestinal microbiota in sows and their suckling piglets

  Stomach Caecum
  C (n 1= 7) I (n = 8) C (n 2= 8) I (n = 8)
Eubacteria 10.3 ± 0.26a 11.0 ± 0.25b 11.7 ± 0.37 11.7 ± 0.33
Enterobacteria 4.56 ± 0.87a 3.45 ± 0.50b 9.02 ± 0.66 8.58 ± 1.20
Enterococci 7.24 ± 0.45 7.21 ± 0.74 6.76 ± 0.49a 7.57 ± 0.46b
Bifidobacteria 3.89 ± 0.70 5.04 ± 1.83 5.16 ± 0.91 5.57 ± 1.29
Lactobacilli 9.31 ± 0.88 9.06 ± 0.97 10.0 ± 1.23 9.94 ± 1.49
   L. reuteri 8.23 ± 0.63 7.81 ± 0.84 8.40 ± 0.50 8.13 ± 0.62
   L. amylovorus 9.28 ± 0.32a 8.17 ± 0.66b 9.26 ± 0.69 9.28 ± 0.79
   L. johnsonii 7.05 ± 0.69 6.45 ± 0.93 6.76 ± 0.79 6.22 ± 1.09
   L. mucosae 7.61 ± 0.82 6.78 ± 1.42 7.95 ± 0.89 7.97 ± 1.31
C. leptum 6.70 ± 0.31 6.40 ± 0.89 10.0 ± 0.78a 10.8 ± 0.15b
C. coccoides 7.02 ± 0.93 6.66 ± 1.02 10.3 ± 0.78 10.7 ± 0.43
BPP 6.14 ± 1.12 5.43 ± 1.72 9.87 ± 0.74 10.3 ± 0.32
  1. 1Available sample size for analysis (stomach): For Eubacteria: n = 4 (C) and n = 4 (I); for Lactobacilli and L. amylovorus: n = 7 (I).
  2. 2Available sample size for analysis (caecum): For Eubacteria: n = 4 (C) and n = 4 (I).
  3. Abbreviations: a.p.: ante partum; BPP: Bacteroides-Prevotella-Porphyromonas Cluster p.p.: post partum.
  4. Different letters in the same row indicate significant differences (P ≤ 0.05). Group comparisons were calculated separately for stomach and caecum.