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Table 1 Weight and pH of caecum five days post challengea

From: Some putative prebiotics increase the severity of Salmonella entericaserovar Typhimurium infection in mice

  Nb Caecum weight incl. content (mg) pH of caecal content
Study A:    
Control 7 198.96 ± 14.15 7.52 ± 0.06
FOS 10 355.32 ± 32.09** 7.72 ± 0.19
XOS 7 358.74 ± 44.66** 7.45 ± 0.25
Study B:    
Control 7 181.70 ± 10.60 7.08 ± 0.12
Beta-glucan 6 206.40 ± 76.03 6.85 ± 0.17
GOS 6 174.83 ± 38.95 7.07 ± 0.15
Study C:    
Control 8 205.36 ± 20.93 7.17 ± 0.05
Inulin 8 263.24 ± 24.05 7.07 ± 0.09
Apple pectin 6 216.68 ± 18.20 7.02 ± 0.14
Polydextrose 5 637.74 ± 61.11*** 6.60 ± 0.05***
  1. aValues represent means ± SEM. bGroup size on Day 5 post challenge. One mouse died during the acclimatisation period in the control group in study A. **P < 0.01; ***P < 0.001.