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Table 4 Differences in the alpha diversity of the cecal microbiota of weaned piglets 1,2

From: Dietary fermented soybean meal replacement alleviates diarrhea in weaned piglets challenged with enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli K88 by modulating inflammatory cytokine levels and cecal microbiota composition

Item - ETEC K88 + ETEC K88 SEM P-value
- FSBM + FSBM - FSBM + FSBM FSBM ETEC K88 FSBM × ETEC K88
Observed_species 1102.33b 2131.67a 1041.17b 854.00b 130.927 0.02 < 0.01 < 0.01
Shannon 6.68 7.69 6.63 6.78 0.141 0.02 0.05 0.08
Simpson 0.97 0.98 0.96 0.97 0.003 0.07 0.14 0.49
Chao1 1237.73b 2424.03a 1174.07b 940.28b 151.793 0.03 < 0.01 < 0.01
ACE 1266.63b 2506.32a 1206.67b 951.99b 158.367 0.03 < 0.01 < 0.01
  1. 1n = 06
  2. 2 - ETEC K88 = infusing the phosphate buffer saline; + ETEC K88 = infusing the ETEC K88; - FSBM = control diet with 24% soybean meal; + FSBM = test diet with 6% FSBM added at the expense of soybean meal
  3. a,b Mean values within a row with unlike superscript letters were significantly different (p < 0.05)