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The Rumen Microbial Ecosystem

Edited By: PN Hobson and CS Stewart

719 pages, Figs, tabs


Hardback | Dec 1997 | Edition: 2 | #52681 | ISBN: 0751403660
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Contents: Rumen bacteria; Rumen anaerobic fungi; Protozoa; Development of, and natural fluctuations in, rumen microbial populations; Energy yielding and consuming reactions; Metabolism of nitrogen-containing compounds; Polysaccharide degradation; Lipid metabolism; Genetics of rumen bactria; Microbe-microbe interactions; Compartmentation; Manipulation of rumen fermentation; Toxin degradation; Modelling; Gnotobiotics; Conclusions; References; Index.


Rumen bacteria. Rumen anaerobic fungi. Protozoa. Development of, and natural fluctuations in, rumen microbial populations. Energy yielding and consuming reactions. Metabolism of nitrogen-containing compounds. Polysaccharide degradation. Lipid metabolism. Genetics of rumen bacteria. Microbe-microbe interactions. Compartmentation. Manipulation of rumen fermentation. Toxin degradation. Modelling. Gnotobiotics.

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