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Table 2 Beta-diversity (MetaStats) significance for individual parasite species of gastrointestinal nematodes in herd level larval pools from calves < 1 year of age from 40 cow-calf operations in Alberta (AB; n = 22), Saskatchewan (SK; n = 10) and Manitoba (MB; n = 8), 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 50.8 (22.4) 56.0 (16.9) 34.7 (27.2) t = 1.294
P = 0.188
t = 2.396
P = 0.024*
t = 3.173
P = 0.003*
Cooperia oncophora 44.2 (21.3) 36.4 (14.0) 31.9 (23.1) t = 2.046
P = 0.044*
t = 2.496
P = 0.022*
t = 0.959
P = 0.352
Cooperia punctata 0.2 (0.94) 2.3 (3.5) 28.2 (26.2) t = 3.614
P = 0.001*
t = 4.788
P = 0.001*
t = 4.409
P = 0.001*
  1. aStandard deviation
  2. *Statistically significant