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Table 1 Beta-diversity (MetaStats) significance for individual parasite species of gastrointestinal nematodes in provincial level larval pools from heifers between 12 and 36 months of age from 83 cow-calf operations in Alberta (AB; n = 44), Saskatchewan (SK; n = 24) and Manitoba (MB; n = 15), Canada

From: Regional heterogeneity and unexpectedly high abundance of Cooperia punctata in beef cattle at a northern latitude revealed by ITS-2 rDNA nemabiome metabarcoding

Nematode species Mean % (±SD)a Statistical analysis
AB SK MB AB vs SK AB vs MB SK vs MB
Ostertagia ostertagi 53.6 (1.8) 60.0 (3.3) 24.8 (3.2) t = 5.864
P < 0.001*
t = 27.480
P < 0.001*
t = 26.708
P < 0.001*
Cooperia oncophora 32.7 (6.1) 29.3 (6.3) 9.6 (2.5) t = 1.349
P = 0.190
t = 12.110
P < 0.001*
t = 10.006
P < 0.001*
Cooperia punctata 4.0 (1.7) 3.5 (2.4) 54.0 (4.6) t = 0.590
P = 0.561
t = 35.089
P < 0.001*
t = 33.620
P < 0.001*
  1. aStandard deviation
  2. *Statistically significant