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Table 4 Spearman correlation among nutritional components across all the specimens, N = 80

From: Nutritive values of seven high priority indigenous fodder tree species in pastoral and agro-pastoral areas in Eastern Ethiopia

  DM Ash OM NDF ADF Hecell Lignin CP IVDOMD
DM 1         
Ash − 0.59a 1        
OM 0.59a − 1a 1       
NDF − 0.677a 0.042 − 0.042 1      
ADF − 0.627a − 0.199 − 0.199 0.732a 1     
Hecell − 0.766a 0.316b − 0.316b 0.891a 0.532a 1    
Lignin 0.803a − 0.491a 0.491a − 0.657a − 0.699a − 0.733a 1   
CP 0.189 − 0.122 0.122 − 0.388a − 0.06 − 0.49a 0.3b 1  
IVDOMD 0.544a − 0.206 0.206 − 0.742a − 0.923a − 0.592a 0.589a 0.086 1
  1. aCorrelation is significant at the 0.001 level; b correlation is significant at 0.05 level