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Table 3 Protective efficacy of rEmROM2 and pVAX1-EmROM2 against challenge with E. maxima.

From: Rhomboid protein 2 of Eimeria maxima provided partial protection against infection by homologous species

Groups Average body weight gain (g) Relative body weight gain (%) Mean lesion scores Average OPG (× 105) Oocyst decrease ratio (%) ACI
rEmROM2 50.25 ± 6.33b 88.30b 1.67 ± 0.65b 0.51 ± 0.68b 73.33b 170.60
pET-32a control 29.46 ± 11.25c 51.77c 2.66 ± 0.93c 2.15 ± 0.97c 4.44c 85.17
Challenged control 27.21 ± 8.52c 47.81c 2.84 ± 0.88c 2.25 ± 0.94c 0c 79.41
Unchallenged control 56.91 ± 10.24a 100a 0 ± 0a 0 ± 0a 100a 200
pVAX1-EmROM2 63.84 ± 8.80b 80.54b 1.68 ± 0.99b 0.57 ± 0.31b 79.72b 162.74
pVAX1 control 38.19 ± 15.39c 48.15c 2.75 ± 0.62c 2.80 ± 0.16c 0.36c 80.65
Challenged control 39.28 ± 9.72c 49.53c 2.83 ± 0.72c 2.81 ± 0.13c 0c 81.23
Unchallenged control 79.32 ± 9.59a 100a 0 ± 0a 0 ± 0a 100a 200
  1. Significant difference (p < 0.05) between data was annotated with different letters in the same column. No significant difference (p > 0.05) between data was annotated with the same letter in the same column.