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Table 2 Effect of gut flora source on intestinal index and morphology in mice

From: Intestinal microbiota could transfer host Gut characteristics from pigs to mice

Items TFM YFM RFM SEM P-value
Relative length of SI (cm/g) 2.015 1.908 1.813 0.053 0.094
Relative length of LI (cm/g) 0.510 0.490 0.405 0.027 0.069
Relative length of I (cm/g) 2.528a 2.395ab 2.218b 0.051 0.014
Relative density of SI (g/cm) 0.027ab 0.023b 0.030a 0.002 0.008
Relative density of LI (g/cm) 0.079b 0.078b 0.100a 0.001 0.049
Relative density of I (g/cm) 0.037ab 0.034b 0.042a 0.002 0.008
Relative weight of SI (%) 5.267a 4.336b 5.330a 0.189 0.012
Relative weight of LI (%) 3.987 3.812 3.902 0.068 0.371
Relative weight of I (%) 9.254a 8.148b 9.231a 0.216 0.036
Duodenum      
Villus height (μm) 444.201a 370.622b 367.560b 16.610 0.029
Crypt depth (μm) 94.481 89.989 85.782 9.660 0.822
Villus height: crypt depth 5.028 4.241 4.338 9.660 0.619
Jejunum      
Villus height, μm 477.101a 337.110b 348.704b 23.583 0.010
Crypt depth, μm 86.190 73.722 75.781 3.084 0.059
Villus height: crypt depth 1.987ab 1.565b 2.146a 0.140 0.046
Ileum      
Villus height (μm) 165.586 149.821 145.269 17.501 0.704
Crypt depth (μm) 51.262 49.183 49.960 7.991 0.982
Villus height: crypt depth 3.251 3.051 3.010 0.242 0.761
  1. TFM Tibetan porcine flora-associated mice; YFM Yorkshire porcine flora-associated mice; RFM Rongchang porcine flora-associated mice; SI small intestine; LI large intestine; I intestine
  2. a-bWithin a row, means without a common superscript differ (P < 0.05)