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Table 2 Pearson correlation coefficients among α diversity of attached bacteria of 24 h and nutritional composition

From: In situ rumen degradation characteristics and bacterial colonization of whole cottonseed, cottonseed hull and cottonseed meal with different gossypol content

Item CP NDF ADF EE FG
OTU numbers 0.30 − 0.15 − 0.12 − 0.91** − 0.85**
Chao 1 values 0.30 − 0.16 − 0.12 − 0.89** − 0.85**
Shannon index 0.28 − 0.16 − 0.14 − 0.69** − 0.63**
  1. ADF acid detergent fiber, CP crude protein, EE ether extract, FG free gossypol, NDF neutral detergent fiber, OTU operational taxonomic units
  2. **P < 0.01