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Table 4 Operational taxonomic units (OTUs) observed and community richness and diversity indices (97% DNA sequence similarity)

From: Effect of antimicrobial growth promoter administration on the intestinal microbiota of beef cattle

  Community richness Community diversity
Sample OTUs Chao ACE Shannon’s Non-parametric Shannon’s Simpson’s
Central jejunum ­ mucosa [179]a 55 95 145 3.41 3.70 0.0455
   (71–155)b (108–207)b (3.25-3.58)b   (0.0349-0.0560)b
Ileum ­ mucosa [181] 59 122 240 3.30 3.65 0.0766
   (86-211) (184-320) (3.10-3.51)   (0.0494-0.104)
Cecum ­ mucosa [349] 218 430 533 5.17 5.80 0.00492
   (355-548) (418-713) (5.07-5.27)   (0.00335-0.00650)
Descending colon ­ mucosa [368] 251 663 651 5.38 6.09 0.00287
   (520–883) (521–842) (5.29-5.46)   (0.00211-0.00364)
Descending colon ­ digesta [367] 248 607 644 5.36 6.06 0.00305
   (483–795) (517–833) (5.27-5.44)   (0.00223-0.00388)
  1. aValues in square brackets indicate number of clones.
  2. bValues in parentheses indicate 95% confidence intervals.