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Table 4 Relative abundance (‰, annotated reads/1000 reads) of microbiome at a family 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
Lactobacillaceae 313.44 143.27 9.56 12.45 219.04 109.11 ** ** Ns
Prevotellaceae 178.81 148.76 113.84 46.93 194.37 54.30 * Ns Ns
Peptostreptococcaceae 122.82 39.45 157.57 17.76 118.31 54.27 Ns Ns Ns
Lachnospiraceae 101.79 31.65 100.53 29.11 107.18 11.63 Ns Ns Ns
Fusobacteriaceae 46.67 22.15 109.51 50.88 77.27 8.21 Ns ** Ns
Erysipelotrichaceae 54.29 24.34 76.51 32.28 43.63 26.11 Ns Ns Ns
Bacteroidaceae 27.75 16.96 63.30 52.96 60.60 21.33 Ns * Ns
Ruminococcaceae 31.68 11.99 22.74 7.74 45.10 11.60 ** Ns *
Veillonellaceae 13.43 8.65 103.87 101.55 14.54 6.12 Ns * Ns
Acidaminococcaceae 10.11 12.07 15.74 6.13 13.04 3.76 Ns Ns Ns
Sutterellaceae 8.73 7.42 13.28 10.18 14.42 4.52 Ns Ns Ns
Streptococcaceae 11.97 8.52 53.58 56.37 10.40 8.97 * ** Ns
Enterococcaceae 7.68 6.41 24.71 19.35 14.12 19.58 Ns * Ns
Peptococcaceae 1 9.99 5.15 13.78 6.87 10.37 3.39 Ns Ns Ns
Porphyromonadaceae 10.46 8.27 17.45 13.40 9.26 2.37 Ns Ns Ns
Coriobacteriaceae 7.72 3.25 16.16 8.20 6.95 3.07 Ns * Ns
Clostridiaceae 1 6.88 6.49 16.56 8.42 5.86 5.28 * * Ns
Enterobacteriaceae 0.47 0.26 24.54 8.85 1.98 0.82 ** ** 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
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