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Table 6 α-diversity indices of ileum and cecum on days 14 and 28

From: Fermented Astragalus in diet improved laying performance, egg quality, antioxidant and immunological status and intestinal microbiota in laying hens

Parameters Control Astragalus L. plantarum Fermented Astragalus P-value SEM
Ileum-14 d
 Simpson 0.84 ± 0.04 0.84 ± 0.09 0.84 ± 0.09 0.79 ± 0.03 0.846 0.045
 Chao1 476.76 ± 305.12 526.18 ± 98.32 649.59 ± 233.44 337.49 ± 63.52 0.348 115.944
 ACE 493.86 ± 315.21 550.52 ± 106.83 673.67 ± 234.88 346.57 ± 60.90 0.343 118.901
 Shannon 3.88 ± 2.14 4.73 ± 0.85 5.28 ± 1.35 3.29 ± 1.17 0.402 0.844
Ileum-28 d
 Simpson 0.60 ± 0.01a 0.55 ± 0.01a 0.90 ± 0.03b 0.91 ± 0.04b 0.000045 0.018
 Chao1 349.78 ± 139.33 475.76 ± 144.98 495.18 ± 269.86 722.42 ± 210.22 0.219 114.547
 ACE 368.44 ± 146.86 497.43 ± 146.45 527.56 ± 288.28 757.36 ± 217.08 0.222 120.155
 Shannon 2.75 ± 1.10a 3.69 ± 0.89ab 4.10 ± 2.10ab 5.79 ± 0.75b 0.110 0.764
Cecum-14 d
 Simpson 0.986 ± 0.006 0.989 ± 0.004 0.990 ± 0.002 0.987 ± 0.003 0.654 0.002
 Chao1 1816.94 ± 155.87b 1944.22 ± 132.43b 1923.38 ± 37.30b 1535.10 ± 99.29a 0.009 66.509
 ACE 1885.14 ± 164.82b 1926.84 ± 140.76b 1993.92 ± 88.19b 1591.31 ± 143.86a 0.030 79.294
 Shannon 8.54 ± 0.15 8.58 ± 0.30 8.67 ± 0.12 8.52 ± 0.24 0.833 0.124
Cecum-28 d
 Simpson 0.99 ± 0.002b 0.98 ± 0.002a 0.99 ± 0.002b 0.99 ± 0.003b 0.026 0.001
 Chao1 2008.60 ± 116.80 1910.78 ± 63.71 2008.11 ± 104.08 2022.12 ± 49.39 0.401 47.96
 ACE 2158.80 ± 107.42b 1945.56 ± 76.37a 2168.85 ± 123.64b 2168.34 ± 34.51b 0.048 51.71
 Shannon 8.73 ± 0.25ab 8.43 ± 0.17a 8.73 ± 0.11ab 8.84 ± 0.18b 0.109 0.106