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Table 3 Least squares means of pH and log CFU/mL of M. bovis and LAB by time

From: The addition of Lactobacillus spp. negatively affects Mycoplasma bovis viability in bovine cervical mucus

Condition Composition Hour (h) pH1 Log CFU/ml of M. bovis2 Log CFU/ml of LAB3
1 CM + MB 0 8.40a 7.23a 0a
   15 7.52a 7.16a 2.22a
2 CM + L1 0 8.40a 1.81a
   15 6.64b 7.40b
3 CM + L2 0 8.40a 3.84a
   15 5.60b 11.66b
4 CM + MB + L1 0 8.40a 6.44a 2.41a
   15 6.73b 7.65b 7.32a
5 CM+ MB + L2 0 8.40a 7.56a 3.20a
   15 5.60b 0b 9.75b
6 SP4 + MB + L1 0 7.60a 7.38a 1.93a
   15 7.19a 8.72b 4.34a
7 SP4 + MB + L2 0 7.60a 7.45a 3.31a
   15 7.21a 8.19b 5.44a
  1. a, b: Means with different superscripts between the times within conditions differ significantly (P < 0.05).1Standard error of the mean (SEM): 0.34; 2SEM: 0.11; 3 SEM: 1.86. CM: cervical mucus. MB: M. bovis. SP4: Specific medium for Mycoplasma spp. isolation (conditions without CM). L1: Lactobacillus spp. less concentrated (3.24 × 106 UFC/mL). L2: Lactobacillus spp. more concentrated (3.24 × 108 UFC/mL). LAB: Lactic acid bacteria