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- Ziemer, Cherie J.
- Applied and environmental microbiology 2013 v.80 no.2 pp. 574
- Actinobacteria; Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron; Clostridiaceae; Fusobacteria; Proteobacteria; bacteria; cell wall components; cellulose; cows; enzymes; feces; fermentation; genes; intestinal microorganisms; large intestine; microbial communities; new species; nucleotide sequences; nutrients; pectins; ribosomal RNA; species diversity; xylan
- ... One of the functions of the mammalian large intestinal microbiota is the fermentation of plant cell wall components. In ruminant animals, the majority of their nutrients are obtained via pregastric fermentation; however, up to 20% can be recovered from microbial fermentation in the large intestine. Eight-week continuous culture enrichments of cattle feces with cellulose and xylan-pectin were used ...
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