Effects of Allium hookeri on gut microbiome related to growth performance in young broiler chickens

Autoři: Sung-Hyen Lee aff001;  Sohyun Bang aff002;  Hwan-Hee Jang aff001;  Eun-Byeol Lee aff001;  Bong-Sang Kim aff003;  Seung-Hwan Kim aff004;  Sang-Hyun Kang aff004;  Kyung-Woo Lee aff005;  Dong-Wook Kim aff006;  Jung-Bong Kim aff001;  Jeong-Sook Choe aff001;  Shin-Young Park aff001;  Hyun S. Lillehoj aff007
Působiště autorů: National Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Rural Development Administration, Isoe-myeon, Wanju-Gun, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea aff001;  Interdisciplinary Program in Bioinformatics, Seoul National University, Kwan-ak Gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea aff002;  Department of Agricultural and Life Sciences and Research Institute of Population Genomics, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea aff003;  KYOCHON F&B CO, Osan city, Kyounggido, Republic of Korea aff004;  Department of Animal Science and Technology, Konkuk University, Gawngjin-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea aff005;  Department of Poultry Science, Korean National College of Agriculture and Fisheries, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea aff006;  Animal Bioscience and Biotechnology Laboratory, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD, United States of America aff007
Vyšlo v časopise: PLoS ONE 15(1)
Kategorie: Research Article
doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0226833


Healthy food promotes beneficial bacteria in the gut microbiome. A few prebiotics act as food supplements to increase fermentation by beneficial bacteria, which enhance the host immune system and health. Allium hookeri is a healthy food with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. A. hookeri is used as a feed supplement for broiler chickens to improve growth performance. Although the underlying mechanism is unknown, A. hookeri may alter the gut microbiome. In the current study, 16S rRNA sequencing has been carried out using samples obtained from the cecum of broiler chickens exposed to diets comprising different tissue types (leaf and root) and varying amounts (0.3% and 0.5%) of A. hookeri to investigate their impact on gut microbiome. The microbiome composition in the groups supplemented with A. hookeri leaf varied from that of the control group. Especially, exposure to 0.5% amounts of leaf resulted in differences in the abundance of genera compared with diets comprising 0.3% leaf. Exposure to a diet containing 0.5% A. hookeri leaf decreased the abundance of the following bacteria: Eubacterium nodatum, Marvinbryantia, Oscillospira, and Gelria. The modulation of gut microbiome by leaf supplement correlated with growth traits including body weight, bone strength, and infectious bursal disease antibody. The results demonstrate that A. hookeri may improve the health benefits of broiler chickens by altering the gut microbiome.

Klíčová slova:

Animal performance – Bacteria – Body weight – Diet – Chickens – Leaves – Microbiome – Poultry


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