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Table 2 Effects of A. taxiformis on total gas production and total volatile fatty acid production

From: Effect of the macroalgae Asparagopsis taxiformis on methane production and rumen microbiome assemblage

  Control A. taxiformis Standard error p value
Gas Production [ml/(g OM)]
 CH4 12.08 0.59 0.59 < 0.0001
 CO2 15.67 14.24 3.82 0.73
 Total Volume 28.54 14.81 3.85 0.02
Volatile Fatty Acid Production [ppm]
 Total VFA 2332.52 2105.11 269.2 0.45
 Acetate 1056.99 856.77 135.08 0.21
 Propionate 481.12 490.54 58.36 0.88
 Propionate:Acetatea) 0.48 0.6 0.01 < 0.001
 Butyrate 394.35 423.01 53.55 0.62
 Isobutyrate 84.81 79.83 4.32 0.31
 Valerate 212.79 168.72 16.99 0.06
 Isovalerate 102.44 86.21 14.49 0.33
  1. a)reported as a ratio of respective VFAs