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Table 7 Rumen microbial profile (Least square means ± standard error of mean) in goats fed diets containing different parts of Andrographis paniculata

From: Effects of dietary supplementation of leaves and whole plant of Andrographis paniculata on rumen fermentation, fatty acid composition and microbiota in goats

Parameters Log10 cell mL−1  
Dietary treatments  
Control APL APW P value
Total bacteria 10.57 ± 0.20 10.83 ± 0.22 10.97 ± 0.21 0.45
Total methanogens 5.50 ± 0.66 5.01 ± 0.81 4.36 ± 0.66 0.23
Ruminococcus albus 6.81 ± 0.45 8.08+ ± 0.53 8.38+ ± 0.47 0.03
Ruminococcus flavefaciens 5.46 ± 0.21 5.98+ ± 0.23 6.55+ ± 0.22 0.04
Fibrobacter succinogenes 3.88 ± 0.25 4.50+ ± 0.28 4.71+ ± 0.23 0.04
Total protozoa 5.82 ± 0.52 5.49 ± 0.61 5.31 ± 0.55 0.12
  1. Control basal diet, APL basal diet +1.5% (w/w) Andrographis paniculata leaf powder, APW basal diet +1.5% (w/w) whole plant of Andrographis paniculata powder
  2. +Differ from the control (P < 0.05)