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Table 3 Bacterial diversity indices (Chao1, PD whole tree and Observed species) measures for the nasopharyngeal (NPS) and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) samples in clinically healthy feedlot calves

From: Relationship between nasopharyngeal and bronchoalveolar microbial communities in clinically healthy feedlot cattle

Calves group Chao1 index PD whole tree Observed species
NPS 32.07 ± 9.35 2.77 ± 1.41 29.65 ± 8.32
BAL 28.75 ± 10.14 2.52 ± 1.03 24.22 ± 9.36
  1. The data are presented as the mean ± standard deviation. There was no statistically significant difference in different bacterial diversity indices between the upper and lower respiratory tract P value >0.05