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Table 4 Quantification of fecal bacteria by quantitative real-time PCR (log10 cfu/g of faecal DM) in cats fed with increasing levels of YAM

From: Effects of Saccharomyces cerevisiae cell wall addition on feed digestibility, fecal fermentation and microbiota and immunological parameters in adult cats

  Dietsc  
Item CD SEMd YAM 0.3 SEMd YAM 0.6 SEMd p-value
Bifidobacterium spp. 1.00 1.62 2.33 0.89 1.60 0.883
Lactobacillus spp. 1.00 0.62 0.98 0.52 1.02 0.376
Clostridium perfringens 1.00b 0.10a 0.13 0.10a 0.06 0.023
E. coliHafnia alveiShigella spp. 1.00 0.70 1.09 0.40 1.01 0.420
  1. a–b Values in the same row with different superscripts differ significantly
  2. cDiets: CD (control diet); YAM 0.3 (control diet containing 0.3% yeast with active metabolites); YAM 0.6 (control diet containing 0.6% yeast with active metabolites)
  3. dSEM standard error of the mean