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Table 1 Microbial diversity indices of the faecal microbiota of high and low parasite burden sheep

From: Variation in gut bacterial composition is associated with Haemonchus contortus parasite infection of sheep

Diversity indexHigh-burden (mean ± SD)Low-burden (mean ± SD)p value
Species richness2335.5 ± 42.332383.4 ± 30.100.03*
Species evenness0.88 ± 0.0050.88 ± 0.0040.22
Chao13849.39 ± 101.843926.63 ± 86.530.14
Fisher’s alpha956.86 ± 26.76984.46 ± 26.060.03*
Shannon6.83 ± 0.046.86 ± 0.030.13
Simpson0.997 ± 0.00030.997 ± 0.00020.31
  1. Significance determined using the Mann Whitney test
  2. *p ≤ 0.05