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Table 5 Relative abundance of cecal microbiota at the phylum level of weaned piglets1,2

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
Firmicutes 51.107 43.479 45.980 46.081 1.5906 0.250 0.696 0.238
Bacteroidetes 27.838 35.241 28.770 39.087 1.6622 0.006 0.419 0.620
Proteobacteria 15.367 10.719 20.454 12.415 1.4896 0.031 0.229 0.542
Spirochaetes 1.023 2.691 1.366 0.583 0.3400 0.496 0.182 0.069
Cyanobacteria 2.461 1.937 1.367 0.858 0.3543 0.476 0.142 0.991
Verrucomicrobia 0.115b 1.272a 0.446ab 0.097b 0.1848 0.241 0.221 0.036
Tenericutes 1.026 1.231 0.553 0.516 0.1224 0.712 0.015 0.595
Acidobacteria 0.137b 0.770a 0.127b 0.020b 0.0741 0.007 < 0.001 < 0.001
Chloroflexi 0.130b 0.719a 0.120b 0.017b 0.0680 0.005 < 0.001 < 0.001
Fusobacteria 0.006 0.003 0.143 0.005 0.0342 0.318 0.322 0.336
  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)