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- Goplen, B. P., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Crop science 1980 v.20 no.6 pp. 801-804
- feed quality; feed composition; plant genetics; plant breeding
- ... Bloat of ruminant animals feeding on fresh, green alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) is caused by high levels of soluble plant proteins which act as foaming agents. It is postulated that bloat-safe cultivars may be bred by introducing condensed tannins (flavolans) which would act as protein precipitants to preclude foam formation and consequent bloat. Using the vanillin-HCl spot test, large populations ...