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Table 4 Relative population of ruminal microorganisms in function of digestibility of neutral detergent fiber (high or low NDFD) of fresh sugarcane and level of concentrate in diet (60 or 80%), 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 60% concentrate 80% concentrate SEM P value
Low NDFD1 High NDFD2 Low NDFD2 High NDFD2 NDFD Diet NDFD*Diet
F. succinogenes 0.012b 0.023a 0.010b 0.006b 0.005 0.74 0.02 0.06
R. albus 0.002b 0.012a 0.004ab 0.002b 0.003 0.21 0.20 <0.01
R. flavefaciens 0.012ab 0.008b 0.013ab 0.031a 0.007 0.49 0.07 0.09
S. bovis 0.024 0.019 0.004 0.005 0.008 0.94 <0.01 0.57
R. amylophilus 0.015 0.009 0.021 0.021 0.006 0.47 0.07 0.37
M. elsdenii 0.145 0.070 0.237 0.254 0.106 0.38 0.25 0.29
  1. The relative population size is presented as percentage of total microbial population
  2. NDFD effect of NDF digestibility (NDFD), Diet effect of level of concentrate in diet
  3. a,bMeans within a row with different superscript letters differ, P < 0.05
  4. 1SP91-1049 sugarcane genotype
  5. 2IAC86-2480 sugarcane genotype