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Table 1 Effect of equine type on fecal microbial concentrations

From: Domesticated equine species and their derived hybrids differ in their fecal microbiota

MicrobeaDonkeyPonyPony × DonkeyP value
Bacteria52.4 ± 16.851.0 ± 11.959.7 ± 21.40.70
Archaea2.27 ± 0.341.85 ± 0.752.08 ± 1.040.39
Anaerobic Fungi1.17 ± 0.502.05 ± 1.221.78 ± 0.820.25
  1. aAverage values (n = 8) ± standard deviation are given for 16S (bacteria and archaea) and 5.8S (anaerobic fungi) rRNA gene copies expressed × 108 gene copies per g fresh weight of feces