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Table 1 Effects of diet, mucin type, gut segment and crypt-villus fragment on mucin staining intensity in free-range chickens

From: Modulation of intestinal microbiota, morphology and mucin composition by dietary insect meal inclusion in free-range chickens

Factor d.f.f Chi-square P-valueg
Crypts
 Dieta 1 0.77 ns
 Mucin typeb 2 34.61 ***
 Gut segmentc 3 145.01 ***
 Fragmentd 2 71.38 ***
Villi
 Diet 1 0.00 ns
 Mucin type 2 3.03 ns
 Gut segmente 2 272.02 ***
 Fragment 2 10.99 **
  1. a Two dietary treatments: C control, TM7.5 7.5% inclusion level of Tenebrio molitor
  2. b Three types: neutral, acidic sialylated and acidic sulfated mucins
  3. c Four segments: duodenum, jejunum, ileum and cecum
  4. d Three fragments: base, midsection and tip
  5. e Three segments: duodenum, jejunum and ileum
  6. f Degrees of freedom
  7. g Statistical significance: P < 0.05 (*), P < 0.01 (**) and P < 0.001 (***). ns = not significant