TABLE 1

Alpha diversity measures of the ruminal epithelial bacterial communities in kids at different agesa

Alpha diversity indexValue at the following age (day):SEMP valueb
07284270LQ
OTUs272.3279.7430.3527.5453.073.240.0320.123
Chao437.1466.9566.9726.9640.275.510.0250.166
ACE581.1609.3565.2790.7661.269.810.2100.436
Shannon1.611.372.912.963.220.3830.0020.158
Simpson0.370.560.200.170.100.0650.0010.326
Coverage0.9950.9950.9950.9930.9940.0010.1510.456
  • a From 27,000 reads.

  • b L, linear; Q, quadratic.