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Table 1 Differentially abundant KEGG level 2 pathways at each sampling time based on PICRUSt

From: The nasopharyngeal microbiota of beef cattle before and after transport to a feedlot

KEGG level 2 pathway Day 0 Day 2 Day 7 Day 14
Amino acid metabolism 10.03 ± 0.75A 9.99 ± 0.54A 9.80 ± 0.63AB 8.94 ± 1.22B
Biosynthesis of other secondary metabolites 0.74 ± 0.13AB 0.79 ± 0.09A 0.78 ± 0.11AB 0.66 ± 0.13B
Cell motility 2.00 ± 0.62A 1.92 ± 0.37AB 1.74 ± 0.39AB 1.41 ± 0.56B
Cellular processes and signaling 3.70 ± 0.54A 3.58 ± 0.37AB 3.62 ± 0.5A 3.01 ± 0.77B
Energy metabolism 5.95 ± 0.24AB 5.82 ± 0.2A 5.89 ± 0.2A 6.17 ± 0.34B
Genetic information processing 2.68 ± 0.13A 2.73 ± 0.11AB 2.79 ± 0.1AB 2.88 ± 0.2B
Metabolism 2.37 ± 0.12A 2.32 ± 0.13AB 2.29 ± 0.12AB 2.19 ± 0.21B
Metabolism of other amino acids 1.71 ± 0.12A 1.61 ± 0.07B 1.54 ± 0.09B 1.58 ± 0.09B
Metabolism of terpenoids and polyketides 1.82 ± 0.32A 1.8 ± 0.24A 1.7 ± 0.25AB 1.41 ± 0.47B
Nucleotide metabolism 4.15 ± 0.34A 4.31 ± 0.36AB 4.4 ± 0.33AB 4.67 ± 0.5B
Replication and repair 9.24 ± 1.05A 9.24 ± 0.9A 9.6 ± 1.04A 11.01 ± 1.85B
Signal transduction 1.61 ± 0.23A 1.54 ± 0.16A 1.44 ± 0.18AB 1.23 ± 0.36B
Transcription 2.46 ± 0.17A 2.71 ± 0.14B 2.7 ± 0.23B 2.44 ± 0.17A
Translation 6.61 ± 1.3A 6.61 ± 1.37A 6.96 ± 1.39A 8.88 ± 2.54B
Xenobiotics biodegradation and metabolism 2.61 ± 0.32A 2.39 ± 0.26AB 2.12 ± 0.24B 2.07 ± 0.48B
  1. Mean relative abundance ± standard deviation. Different uppercase letters in rows are significantly different (P < 0.05)