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Table 2 Alpha diversity values of the gut microbiota were evaluated using OTUs defined at 97% similarity threshold

From: Dietary supplementation with fermented Mao-tai lees beneficially affects gut microbiota structure and function in pigs

Items Control Treat 1 Treat 2 Treat 3
Goods coverage 0.948 ± 0.004a 0.953 ± 0.005a 0.954 ± 0.005a 0.945 ± 0.007a
Chao1 6049.249 ± 493.238a 5584.114 ± 600.391a 5510.697 ± 578.835a 6693.918 ± 904.801a
Observed OTUs 2974.500 ± 223.060a 2667.667 ± 285.628a 2648.667 ± 249.738a 3184.167 ± 289.860a
Shannon diversity 7.574 ± 0.376a 7.132 ± 0.408a 7.755 ± 0.216a 8.216 ± 0.214a
Evenness 0.657 ± 0.027a 0.627 ± 0.028a 0.684 ± 0.012a 0.707 ± 0.011a
  1. Data was expressed as mean ± SE obtained from 6 individual pigs each. Mann–Whitney U-tests were used to evaluate the difference in different groups. The group control, treat 1, treat 2, and treat 3 signify that feed is supplemented with 0, 5%, 10%, or 15% fermented Mao-tai lees, respectively. Significant difference is indicated by different letters