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Table 2 Comparison of rumen parameters and microbial population among transfaunation types

From: Assessment of microbiome changes after rumen transfaunation: implications on improving feed efficiency in beef cattle

   Period HH (N = 4) HL (N = 4) LH (N = 4) LL (N = 4)
VFAs Total VFA, mM Before 124.1 ± 7.2 156.2 ± 9.5 127.6 ± 7.2 123.2 ± 12.5
After 147.7 ± 10.6 165.5 ± 10.3 144.1 ± 5.4 146.6 ± 14.4
P * NS NS NS
Acetate, mol/100 mol VFA Before 53.1 ± 2.3 50.3 ± 2.7 50.0 ± 3.4 51.2 ± 2.7
After 47.0 ± 2.6 44.1 ± 3.4 48.5 ± 3.1 49.3 ± 0.5
P NS NS
Propionate, mol/100 mol VFA Before 29.7 ± 5.0 37.1 ± 5.3 33.3 ± 5.3 35.0 ± 6.2
After 35.3 ± 3.9 40.9 ± 4.8 33.9 ± 4.1 37.6 ± 1.4
P NS NS NS NS
Butyrate, mol/100 mol VFA Before 11.8 ± 3.1 7.4 ± 1.6 11.9 ± 2.4 9.7 ± 3.4
After 12.2 ± 2.6 10.0 ± 1.4 12.9 ± 1.8 8.9 ± 1.1
P NS NS NS NS
N-NH3 Ammonia, μg/ml Before 10.5 ± 2.5 10.2 ± 1.5 13.9 ± 2.0 10.8 ± 3.6
After 8.3 ± 1.2 7.0 ± 1.5 12.3 ± 4.5 9.4 ± 2.0
P NS NS NS NS
pH Before 5.90 ± 0.05 5.64 ± 0.15 5.83 ± 0.10 5.82 ± 0.13
After 5.83 ± 0.15 5.48 ± 0.07 5.81 ± 0.02 5.78 ± 0.07
P NS NS NS NS
Microbial population Total bacteria, × 1011/g Before 1.51 ± 1.12 9.00 ± 7.09 13.01 ± 6.65 0.90 ± 0.55
After 3.04 ± 1.07 7.52 ± 5.96 9.50 ± 5.90 2.48 ± 0.54
P NS NS NS NS
Total archaea, × 108/g Before 8.04 ± 1.01 4.84 ± 0.74 5.85 ± 1.50 7.05 ± 1.94
After 17.38 ± 6.16 15.08 ± 3.21 12.79 ± 2.08 16.04 ± 2.92
P NS ** * *
  1. NS non-significant
  2. 0.05 ≤ P < 0.1
  3. *0.01 ≤ P < 0.05
  4. **P < 0.01