TABLE 8.

Eigenvector values for principal components using the proportions of the orders of the phylum Firmicutes in fecal and rumen liquor samples of steers fed either sainfoin silage or alfalfa silage

Sample type and Firmicutes class and orderPC1PC2PC3
Rumen liquor
    Class Bacilli
        Bacillales0.665310.239490.24125
        Lactobacillales−0.66531−0.239490.24125
    Class Clostridia
        Clostridiales0.33869−0.940900.00000
        Erysipelotrichales0.000000.000000.94000
Eigenvalue2.14890.85110.0000
% of the total variation71.6328.370.00
Feces
    Class Bacilli
        Bacillales0.6144470.349890.70711
        Lactobacillales−0.61447−0.349890.70711
    Class Clostridia
        Clostridiales0.49482−0.86900−0.00001
        Erysipelotrichales0.000000.000000.00000
Eigenvalue2.47980.52020.0000
% of the total variation82.6617.340.00