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Table 5 Effects of BPS on the α-diversity of hindgut bacterial community of Holstein heifers (n = 4)

From: Effect of Broussonetia papyrifera silage on the serum indicators, hindgut parameters and fecal bacterial community of Holstein heifers

Item Diets treatmenta SEMb P-value
T0 T25 T50 T75 Linear Quadratic Cubic
Shannon 5.64 5.58 5.48 5.56 0.06 0.603 0.227 0.155
Ace 1144.55 1145.67 1143.72 1153.51 24.18 0.794 0.860 0.978
Chao 1150.60 1154.06 1147.21 1165.92 25.20 0.647 0.767 0.964
  1. aT0, BPS replaces 0% of WCS; T25, BPS replaces 25% of WCS; T50, BPS replaces 50% of WCS; T75, BPS replaces 75% of WCS. BPS, Broussonetia papyrifera silage; WCS, whole corn silage
  2. bSEM, standard error of mean