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Table 3 Alpha-diversity indices

From: Paternal weight of ducks may have an influence on offspring’ small intestinal function and cecal microorganisms

   2w 5w 10w
OTU H 222.00 ± 22.18 391.00 ± 7.52 387.20 ± 32.94
L 215.80 ± 16.35 377.00 ± 19.40 375.20 ± 31.46
P value 0.63 0.17 0.57
ACE H 242.11 ± 15.30 402.61 ± 9.74 408.17 ± 26.22
L 244.01 ± 18.45 393.62 ± 21.38 402.44 ± 24.33
P value 0.86 0.42 0.73
Chao1 H 247.07 ± 13.43 404.74 ± 12.76 415.14 ± 24.46
L 252.81 ± 13.96 402.62 ± 22.70 407.77 ± 21.69
P value 0.53 0.86 0.63
Simpson H 0.14 ± 0.07 0.05 ± 0.02 0.04 ± 0.01
L 0.11 ± 0.04 0.06 ± 0.01 0.07 ± 0.07
P value 0.39 0.44 0.39
Shannon H 2.96 ± 0.33 4.08 ± 0.23 4.28 ± 0.27
L 3.01 ± 0.25 3.86 ± 0.24 4.10 ± 0.49
P value 0.81 0.81 0.50
  1. Note: H refers to group H, L refers to group L, 2 W refers to 2 weeks of age; 5 W refers to 5 weeks of age; 10 W refers to 10 weeks of age