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Table 6 Effects of kudzu-leaf flavonoids supplement on the relative abundances of cecal microbiota at the level of phyla

From: Growth performances, gastrointestinal epithelium and bacteria responses of Yellow-feathered chickens to kudzu-leaf flavonoids supplement

Phyla CON KLF AGP SEM P Value
Bacteroidetes 14.97a 14.84a 14.57b 0.05 0.017
Firmicutes 14.09 14.24 14.19 0.04 0.281
Proteobacteria 11.09c 11.76b 12.46a 0.13 0.001
Tenericutes 7.44 7.02 6.95 0.16 0.253
Actinobacteria 7.66 7.40 8.37 0.27 0.222
Elusimicrobia 6.40 6.61 6.45 0.32 0.478
Synergistetes 7.26 7.17 8.11 0.15 0.098
Verrucomicrobia 5.83 5.59 6.00 0.21 0.871
Others 7.46 8.58 7.98 0.26 0.214
  1. Sequences relative abundances were transformed using log2
  2. SEM standard error of the mean; CON control treatment; KLF kudzu-leaf flavonoids supplement treatment; AGP the antibiotic supplement (Aureomycin) treatments
  3. a,bWithin rows and with different letters differed significantly (P  <  0.05)