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Table 3: Mean abundance (%) and SEM of bacterial taxa (identified to the genus level) between low and high yielding cows within parity in Farm 12 and Farm 9

From: Comparison of rumen bacterial communities in dairy herds of different production

   Primiparous cows Multiparous cows
Taxa Herd Low High P-value Low High P-value
Bacteroidetes (Phylum)
 Paraprevotellaceae
 (family)
Farm12 0.70 ± 0.05 0.57 ± 0.08 * 0.95 ± 0.06 0.82 ± 0.05  
Farm9 0.85 ± 0.10 0.80 ± 0.05   0.69 ± 0.06 0.58 ± 0.05  
 Bacteroidales
 (order)
Farm12 11.54 ± 0.29 10.32 ± 0.30 *** 10.54 ± 0.59 9.87 ± 0.32 *
Farm9 11.28 ± 0.52 12.03 ± 0.59 ** 12.43 ± 0.43 11.89 ± 0.38  
 BF311 Farm12 0.06 ± 0.01 0.08 ± 0.02   0.10 ± 0.04 0.04 ± 0.01 *
Farm9 0.10 ± 0.03 0.18 ± 0.03 * 0.16 ± 0.03 0.17 ± 0.03  
 CF231 Farm12 0.70 ± 0.07 0.61 ± 0.07   0.84 ± 0.06 0.73 ± 0.04  
Farm9 1.16 ± 0.11 1.27 ± 0.12   1.24 ± 0.08 1.06 ± 0.09  
 Prevotella Farm12 50.35 ± 1.71 53.39 ± 1.29 *** 51.51 ± 1.80 52.05 ± 1.08  
Farm9 49.55 ± 2.72 45.05 ± 1.77 *** 47.60 ± 2.13 50.59 ± 1.74 ***
 Prevotellaceae
 (family)
Farm12 4.16 ± 0.13 4.22 ± 0.27   3.45 ± 0.25 3.19 ± 0.16  
Farm9 4.30 ± 0.30 4.36 ± 0.21   5.13 ± 0.27 4.96 ± 0.20  
 RF16
 (family)
Farm12 1.14 ± 0.20 0.93 ± 0.10 ** 1.07 ± 0.12 1.09 ± 0.09  
Farm9 2.03 ± 0.28 3.38 ± 0.47 *** 1.51 ± 0.24 1.39 ± 0.43  
 S24-7
 (family)
Farm12 3.04 ± 0.34 2.34 ± 0.11 *** 3.25 ± 0.36 2.99 ± 0.49  
Farm9 2.21 ± 0.42 2.48 ± 0.27 * 1.70 ± 0.28 1.93 ± 0.31  
 YRC22 Farm12 0.52 ± 0.06 0.54 ± 0.06   0.54 ± 0.05 0.54 ± 0.05  
Farm9 0.63 ± 0.05 0.68 ± 0.06   0.85 ± 0.07 0.60 ± 0.06 ***
Firmicutes (Phylum)
 Mogibacteriaceae
 (family)
Farm12 0.19 ± 0.03 0.14 ± 0.02   0.27 ± 0.04 0.18 ± 0.03  
Farm9 0.16 ± 0.05 0.22 ± 0.03   0.11 ± 0.01 0.11 ± 0.02  
 Anaerostipes Farm12 NF NF   0.04 ± 0.01 0.07 ± 0.01  
Farm9 0.06 ± 0.02 0.09 ± 0.02   NF NF  
 Anaerovibrio Farm12 NF NF   0.06 ± 0.02 0.04 ± 0.01  
Farm9 0.04 ± 0.01 0.06 ± 0.01   0.09 ± 0.02 0.08 ± 0.02  
 Asteroleplasma Farm12 0.10 ± 0.02 0.09 ± 0.03   0.07 ± 0.02 0.10 ± 0.02  
Farm9 0.16 ± 0.04 0.10 ± 0.02   0.18 ± 0.03 0.19 ± 0.03  
 Butyrivibrio Farm12 0.24 ± 0.04 0.09 ± 0.02 *** 0.26 ± 0.05 0.20 ± 0.03  
Farm9 0.36 ± 0.06 0.24 ± 0.04   0.31 ± 0.05 0.36 ± 0.10  
 Christensenellaceae
 (family)
Farm12 0.09 ± 0.02 0.06 ± 0.01   0.07 ± 0.02 0.05 ± 0.01  
Farm9 0.08 ± 0.02 0.10 ± 0.02   0.08 ± 0.02 0.12 ± 0.02  
 Clostridiales
 (order)
Farm12 2.70 ± 0.20 1.89 ± 0.14 *** 3.33 ± 0.37 3.25 ± 0.38  
Farm9 3.07 ± 0.35 3.05 ± 0.16   3.36 ± 0.39 2.98 ± 0.27  
 Coprococcus Farm12 0.07 ± 0.01 0.04 ± 0.01   0.18 ± 0.05 0.13 ± 0.02  
Farm9 0.06 ± 0.01 0.07 ± 0.02   0.05 ± 0.01 0.05 ± 0.01  
 Erysipelotrichaceae
 (family)
Farm12 NF NF   0.03 ± 0.01 0.03 ± 0.01  
Farm9 0.06 ± 0.01 0.05 ± 0.02   NF NF  
 Lachnospiraceae
 (family)
Farm12 1.31 ± 0.10 1.09 ± 0.12 * 1.53 ± 0.15 1.84 ± 0.15 **
Farm9 1.48 ± 0.21 1.41 ± 0.10   1.56 ± 0.27 1.46 ± 0.15  
 Moryella Farm12 0.06 ± 0.02 0.05 ± 0.01   0.13 ± 0.02 0.10 ± 0.03  
Farm9 0.13 ± 0.04 0.12 ± 0.02   NF NF  
 p-75-a5 Farm12 NF NF   NF NF  
Farm9 0.05 ± 0.01 0.06 ± 0.01   0.06 ± 0.01 0.07 ± 0.02  
 Pseudobutyrivibrio Farm12 0.07 ± 0.02 0.05 ± 0.01   0.10 ± 0.03 0.13 ± 0.03  
Farm9 0.08 ± 0.02 0.05 ± 0.01   0.06 ± 0.02 0.07 ± 0.02  
 RFN20 Farm12 0.53 ± 0.06 0.42 ± 0.05 * 0.49 ± 0.06 0.38 ± 0.04  
Farm9 0.79 ± 0.07 0.87 ± 0.09   0.62 ± 0.07 0.65 ± 0.05  
 Ruminococcaceae
 (family)
Farm12 1.40 ± 0.14 0.91 ± 0.13 *** 1.43 ± 0.17 1.15 ± 0.12 **
Farm9 1.51 ± 0.25 1.56 ± 0.17   1.24 ± 0.16 1.24 ± 0.12  
 Ruminococcus Farm12 0.89 ± 0.13 0.56 ± 0.10 *** 0.93 ± 0.09 0.91 ± 0.11  
Farm9 1.25 ± 0.23 1.17 ± 0.11   1.08 ± 0.26 0.99 ± 0.15  
 Schwartzia Farm12 0.06 ± 0.01 0.07 ± 0.02   0.07 ± 0.01 0.07 ± 0.01  
Farm9 NF NF   NF NF  
 Selenomonas Farm12 0.14 ± 0.02 0.08 ± 0.02 * 0.17 ± 0.03 0.18 ± 0.03  
Farm9 0.15 ± 0.03 0.09 ± 0.03   0.20 ± 0.06 0.18 ± 0.03  
 Shuttleworthia Farm12 0.08 ± 0.01 0.06 ± 0.01   0.08 ± 0.02 0.10 ± 0.02  
Farm9 NF NF   0.05 ± 0.01 0.04 ± 0.01  
 Succiniclasticum Farm12 0.17 ± 0.02 0.10 ± 0.02 * 0.20 ± 0.03 0.18 ± 0.03  
Farm9 0.20 ± 0.02 0.13 ± 0.03   0.13 ± 0.02 0.13 ± 0.03  
 Veillonellaceae
 (family)
Farm12 0.66 ± 0.08 0.63 ± 0.08   0.70 ± 0.10 0.70 ± 0.06  
Farm9 0.55 ± 0.04 0.41 ± 0.05   0.55 ± 0.08 0.55 ± 0.08  
Proteobacteria (Phylum)
Alphaproteobacteria
 (class)
Farm12 0.07 ± 0.01 0.06 ± 0.01   0.05 ± 0.02 0.08 ± 0.01  
Farm9 0.14 ± 0.04 0.15 ± 0.03   0.08 ± 0.03 0.07 ± 0.02  
 Deltaproteobacteria
 (class)
Farm12 NF NF   NF NF  
Farm9 0.03 ± 0.01 0.05 ± 0.01   0.03 ± 0.01 0.05 ± 0.01  
 RF32
 (order)
Farm12 0.11 ± 0.02 0.11 ± 0.02   0.15 ± 0.03 0.09 ± 0.02 *
Farm9 0.16 ± 0.05 0.18 ± 0.02   0.11 ± 0.03 0.11 ± 0.03  
 Ruminobacter Farm12 NF NF   NF NF  
Farm9 0.05 ± 0.02 0.09 ± 0.02   NF NF  
 Succinivibrionaceae
 (family)
Farm12 4.48 ± 0.76 8.11 ± 2.05 *** 5.92 ± 1.80 8.02 ± 1.45 ***
Farm9 1.41 ± 0.28 2.68 ± 0.92 *** 0.85 ± 0.32 0.66 ± 0.30 *
  1. P-value comparing bacterial abundance of high and low milk production within parity
  2. The magnitude of the P-value (*** P<0.001; ** P<0.01; * P<0.05)
  3. NF Not found