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Table 2 Relative population of ruminal microorganisms in function of digestibility of neutral detergent fiber (high or low NDFD) and conservation method (fresh or silage) of sugarcane, considering the means of two collection times

From: Effect of sugarcane fiber digestibility, conservation method and concentrate level on the ruminal ecosystem of beef cattle

Species Fresh Silage SEM P value
Low NDFD1 High NDFD2 Low NDFD1 High NDFD2 NDFD Cons NDFD*Cons
F. succinogenes 0.014a 0.036a 0.023ab 0.009b 0.050 0.98 0.22 0.01
R. albus 0.002 0.004 0.001 0.002 0.004 0.12 0.17 0.91
R. flavefaciens 0.013 0.008 0.006 0.005 0.006 0.37 0.27 0.59
S. bovis 0.025 0.015 0.003 0.003 0.009 0.53 <0.01 0.47
R. amylophilus 0.013 0.009 0.013 0.007 0.004 0.13 0.82 0.77
M. elsdenii 0.102 0.053 0.012 0.013 0.075 0.61 0.06 0.51
  1. The relative population size is presented as percentage of total microbial population
  2. NDFD effect of NDF digestibility, Cons effect of conservation method
  3. a,bMeans within a row with different superscript letters differ, P < 0.05
  4. 1SP91-1049 sugarcane genotype
  5. 2IAC86-2480 sugarcane genotype