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Table 4 Fecal bacterial abundance in finishing steers fed a total mixed ration supplemented with EML and SMFP

From: Effect of ensiled mulberry leaves and sun-dried mulberry fruit pomace on the fecal bacterial community composition in finishing steers

Bacteria Experimental diet1 SEM2 P value
CON EML SMFP
Fibrobacter succinogenes 0.0268 0.0280 0.0361 0.0149 0.8933
Prevotella bryantii 0.0006 0.0068 0.0007 0.0032 0.3577
Prevotella ruminicola 0.0005 0.0089 0.0008 0.0049 0.4510
Ruminococcus flavefaciens 0.1069 0.1211 0.1735 0.0615 0.7336
Selenomonas ruminantium 0.0725 0.1424 0.1277 0.0170 0.0591
Succinivibrio dextrinosolvens 0.0993 3.2201 3.9093 0.9618 0.0652
Butyrivibrio fibrisolvens 0.0001 0.0170 0.0179 0.0049 0.0702
Eubacterium ruminatium 0.0000 0.0047 0.0020 0.0016 0.2129
Megasphaera elsdenii 0.0001 0.0105 0.0060 0.0031 0.1337
Prevotella brevis 0.0000 0.0021 0.0009 0.0007 0.1935
Ruminobacter amylophilus 0.0000 0.0484 0.0038 0.0269 0.4220
Ruminococcus albus 0.0114b 1.7266a 0.5975b 0.1804 0.0015
Streptococcus bovis 0.0034b 0.2918a 0.2086a 0.0435 0.0086
  1. 1 CON Control (n = 4), EML Ensiled mulberry leaves (n = 4), SMFP sun-dried mulberry fruit pomace (n = 4)
  2. 2 SEM Standard error of the mean
  3. Population sizes are expressed as percentages of the 16S rRNA gene copy number of the total bacteria
  4. Different letters in the same row indicate a significant difference between values within the row (p < 0.05)