TABLE 4

qPCR results for total bacteria and two genera of the ruminal epithelial bacterial communities at different ages in kids

TaxonAbundancea at the following age (days):SEMP valueb
07284270LQ
Bacteria1.371.433.723.094.400.8380.0130.510
Prevotella2.364.293.758.257.261.8200.0490.556
Bacteroides2.393.231.132.914.711.3960.3140.259
  • a The abundance of total bacteria is expressed as 108 copy numbers per gram of rumen tissue. The relative abundances of the Prevotella and Bacteroides genera are expressed as percentages, calculated by dividing the 16S rRNA gene copy number of each genus by the 16S rRNA gene copy number of total bacteria.

  • b L, linear; Q, quadratic.