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Table 1 Relative abundance of phyla found in each section of the GIT

From: Relationship between the microbiota in different sections of the gastrointestinal tract, and the body weight of broiler chickens

Phylum Abundance (%) SD1 P value
Crop Ileum Cecum
Cyanobacteria 12.89a 3.41b 1.34b 3.27 <0.001
Bacteroidetes 13.93a 22.15b 30.49c 5.82 <0.001
Proteobacteria 7.89a 4.26b 3.06b 2.18 <0.001
Tenericutes 0.85a 0.94a 1.63b 0.51 <0.001
Firmicutes 59.62ab 64.15a 58.37b 6.85 0.027
Euyarchaeota 0.08a 0.19b 0.16ab 0.12 0.033
Verrucomicrobia 0.09 0.06 0.22 0.21 0.057
Synergistetes 0.02 0.03 0.06 0.06 0.095
Lentisphaerae 0.02 0.04 0.03 0.02 0.118
Actinobacteria 1.18 0.95 1.05 0.35 0.133
Fibrobacteres 0.02 0.03 0.01 0.04 0.271
Spirochaetes 0.37 0.43 0.46 0.24 0.500
Fusobacteria 0.08 0.08 0.09 0.05 0.842
n 19 20 20   
  1. One-way ANOVA with Tukey’s post hoc test was used. Within a row, different superscript letters indicate significant difference (P < 0.05)
  2. 1Pooled standard deviation