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Table 1 Statistics for pairwise beta dispersion and PERMANOVA

From: Transition of microbiota in chicken cecal droppings from commercial broiler farms

Age, feed type, or farm Beta dispersion
Unweighted UniFrac distance Weighted UniFrac distance
Weeks 1–2 – Weeks 3–4 n.s. n.s.
Weeks 1–2 – Weeks 5–6 P = 1.1e-5*** n.s.
Weeks 3–4 – Weeks 5–6 P = 4.9e-3** n.s.
Starter – Grower n.s. n.s.
Starter – Finisher P = 1.4e-2* n.s.
Grower – Finisher P = 8.0e-6*** P = 1.1e-2*
Farm A – Farm B n.s. P = 8.2e-3**
Farm A – Farm C P = 6.5e-3** P = 3.2e-3**
Farm B – Farm C n.s. n.s.
Age, feed type, or farm PERMANOVA
Unweighted UniFrac distance Weighted UniFrac distance
Ages R2 = 0.1756 (P = 1e-04***) R2 = 0.0822 (P = 1e-04***)
Feed types R2 = 0.1974 (P = 1e-04***) R2 = 0.0882 (P = 1e-04***)
Farms R2 = 0.0647 (P = 1e-04***) R2 = 0.0591 (P = 1e-04***)
  1. *P < 0.05; **P < 0.01; ***P < 0.001