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Table 2 Composition of the protozoa community into rumen (Ru) and reticulum (Re) in buffalo on grazing (G) and feedlot (F)

From: Microorganisms in the rumen and reticulum of buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) fed two different feeding systems

Protozoa Rumen (%) Reticulum (%) p value
Ru Re Pasture Feedlot
Grazing Feedlot Grazing Feedlot G × F G × F Ru × Re Ru × Re
Entodinium a 49.6 81.0 40.2 78.6 0.0001 0.0001 0.0009 0.5540
Diplodiniinaea 44.6 18.9 38.9 21.1 0.0001 0.0040 0.1264 0.6006
Epidinium a 1.66 0.0 3.64 0.24 0.0069 0.0003 0.0020 0.3466
Isotricha a 0.32 0.0 1.48 0.0 0.2163 0.1083 0.0549
Dasytricha a 3.79 0.0 15.78 0.0 0.0003 0.0065 0.0012
  1. a% of total of protozoa per mL of rumen fluid