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Table 3 Relative abundance (‰, annotated reads/1000 reads) of microbiome at a phylum taxonomic level in the faeces of dogs fed a Reference diet (RF), Mixed diet (MD) or Control diet (CD)

From: Raw meat based diet influences faecal microbiome and end products of fermentation in healthy dogs

  RD   MD   CD   Effects
  mean st. dev. mean st. dev. mean st. dev. treatment MD vs RD CD vs RD
Actinobacteria 10.06 2.67 39.57 37.92 9.25 7.08 Ns * Ns
Bacteroidetes 220.87 162.85 197.99 77.81 269.22 72.28 Ns Ns Ns
Firmicutes 705.42 190.43 608.12 133.72 618.64 82.48 Ns Ns Ns
Fusobacteria 46.69 22.16 109.55 50.90 77.29 8.21 Ns ** Ns
Proteobacteria 13.02 10.00 43.63 12.66 23.85 8.47 * ** Ns
  1. RD Reference Diet, extruded diet fed until the beginning of the experimental period (T0), CD The same RD diet used as Control Diet during the experiment, MD Experimental Mixed Diet
  2. Ns Not significant
  3. *Significant for P < 0.05
  4. **Significant for P < 0.01