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Table 2 Microbial diversity indices of the faecal microbiota of uninfected and infected sheep

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

Diversity indexHigh-burden sheepLow-burden sheep
Uninfected (mean ± SD)Infected (mean ± SD)p valueUninfected (mean ± SD)Infected (mean ± SD)p value
Species richness2335.50 ± 42.332402.30 ± 79.560.122383.0 ± 30.102181.67 ± 159.250.06
Species evenness0.88 ± 0.010.89 ± 0.010.120.88 ± 0.010.86 ± 0.030.06
Chao13849.39 ± 101.844004.96 ± 197.770.063942.78 ± 74.13662.09 ± 227.410.12
Fisher’s alpha956.86 ± 26.761003.67 ± 53.130.12990.12 ± 18.94863.44 ± 97.550.06
Shannon6.83 ± 0.046.89 ± 0.080.126.86 ± 0.036.65 ± 0.260.06
Simpson0.997 ± 0.0010.998 ± 0.0010.060.997 ± 0.0010.995 ± 0.0040.06
  1. Significance determined using the Wilcoxon matched pairs signed rank test