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Effect of selected rumen fauna on the digestion of starch and outflow of α-glucose polymers from the reticulo-rumen of sheep
 
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The Kielanowski Institute of Animal Physiology and Nutrition, Polish Academy of Sciences, 05-110 Jabłonna, Poland
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T. Michałowski   

The Kielanowski Institute of Animal Physiology and Nutrition, Polish Academy of Sciences, 05-110 Jabłonna, Poland
Publication date: 2005-06-21
 
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 2005;14(Suppl. 1):215–218
 
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The role of rumen ciliates in starch digestion is not well known. The objective of this study was to examine the influence of the ciliates Eudiplodinium maggii and Entodinium caudatum on the turnover of dietary starch in the rumen. It was found that ciliates signifcantly increased the contents of α-D-glucose polymers in the rumen and their amount passing to the omasum (P<0.05). Competition among the ciliate species for starch was also observed. It is concluded that the effect of ciliates on the metabolism of starch consists of a restrictive influence on the bacterial fermentation of this polysaccharide in the rumen.
 
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Effect of Entodinium caudatum on starch intake and glycogen formation by Eudiplodinium maggii in the rumen and reticulum
Grzegorz Bełżecki, Neil R. McEwan, Barbara Kowalik, Tadeusz Michałowski, Renata Miltko
European Journal of Protistology
 
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PLOS ONE
 
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Inhibition of Rumen Protozoa by Specific Inhibitors of Lysozyme and Peptidases in vitro
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ISSN:1230-1388