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Table 6 Effects of sodium nitrate on alpha index of microbial diversity in water buffaloes

From: Sodium nitrate has no detrimental effect on milk fatty acid profile and rumen bacterial population in water buffaloes

  Alpha index Sodium nitrate g/kg/d SE P
0 0.11 0.22 0.44
Bacteria Good’s coverage 0.9916 0.9929 0.9939 0.9908 0.008 0.582
Chao1 903.45 864.04 902.73 929.36 15.82 0.602
Shannon index 5.01 5.05 4.94 5.04 0.0625 0.939
Simpson 0.0231 0.0166 0.0231 0.0280 0.0031 0.698
Ace 894.84 858.48 894.67 927.81 15.56 0.166
Archaea Good’s coverage 0.9989 0.9987 0.9986 0.9982 0.0001 0.145
Chao1 113.03a 244.47b 208.92b 245.08b 18.43 0.006
Shannon index 1.0045a 2.2233b 2.1112b 1.6401ab 0.1779 0.027
Simpson 0.5515 0.3083 0.3052 0.4880 0.0458 0.108
Ace 136.01a 243.57b 208.93b 245.11b 15.79 0.015
  1. Different letters in the same row means significant differences (P  < 0.05)