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Table 2 Mineral composition of some range plant species in 2019 and 2020

From: A study on the nutritional characteristics of some plants and their effects on ruminal microbial fermentation and protozoa population

Plant species Ca P Na K Mg Mn Fe Zn
2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020
Dracocephalum moldavica L 11.6c 12.3b 5.00c 4.80c 1.00d 0.94d 17.9e 17.1e 11.5a 12.4a 47.2d 44.1c 191b 193bc 43.1c 38.4c
Melissa officinalis L 1.39e 1.46de 6.43ab 7.50a 2.67c 2.52c 22.7c 23.6c 9.99b 10.33b 75.3a 85.3a 385a 323a 51.1b 48.2b
Ruta graveolens L 1.25e 1.15e 1.75f 1.68f 5.65b 5.74b 17.6e 16.6e 4.73d 4.90d 65.5c 73.0b 80.2d 73.3e 24.3e 24.0e
Perovskia abrotanoides Kar 5.07d 4.92c 1.38f 1.03g 0.39f 0.41f 12.6g 12.1g 2.60f 2.73f 34.3f 31.2e 92.3d 110de 34.6d 31.3d
Cichorium intybus L 2.43e 2.33d 4.20d 4.75c 0.72def 0.79d 19.7d 20.1d 3.26e 3.40e 39.1e 37.4d 67.0d 69.3e 34.0d 32.0d
Borago officinalis L 4.16d 4.44c 5.77b 6.23b 0.68def 0.73de 28.9a 28.4a 3.32e 3.45e 46.5d 45.0c 146c 83.0e 73.3a 75.7a
Peganum harmala L 24.2b 23.5a 4.60cd 4.12d 15.8a 14.7a 15.9f 14.8f 8.29c 7.93c 69.1b 72.3b 166bc 156cd 15.0f 13.9f
Teucrium polium L 13.6b 11.8b 7.17a 7.67a 0.47ef 0.47ef 8.88h 8.08h 2.41f 2.44f 33.4f 29.7e 190b 217b 46.3bc 41.5c
Medicago sativa 11.9c 12.8b 2.97e 3.22e 0.80e 0.84d 25.5b 26.5b 1.66g 1.83g 20.6g 22.2f 145c 125de 17.4f 20.5e
SEM 1.41 1.37 0.38 0.44 0.93 0.87 1.20 1.24 0.67 0.71 3.43 4.16 17.8 16.4 3.42 3.39
p-value  < 0.0001  < 0.0001  < 0.0001  < 0.0001  < 0.0001  < 0.0001  < 0.0001  < 0.0001  < 0.0001  < 0.0001  < 0.0001  < 0.0001  < 0.0001  < 0.0001  < 0.0001  < 0.0001
  1. Means with different letters among the same row indicate significant differences according to the p-value presented
  2. Ca calcium (g/kg DM), P phosphorus (g/kg DM), Na sodium (g/kg DM), K potassium (g/kg DM), Mg magnesium (g/kg DM), Mn manganese (mg/kg DM), Fe iron (mg/kg DM), Zn zinc (mg/kg DM), SEM standard error of the mean