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Brock Springer Series in Contemporary Bioscience

The Rumen Protozoa

Authors: Williams, Alan G., Coleman, Geoffrey S.

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All ruminants are dependent on the microorganisms that live in their forestomach - the rumen - to break down ingested feed constituents into a form that the host animal can utilize. Protozoa are part of this complex ruminal population and are essential for the nutritional well-being and productivity of the host ruminant. Over 30 different genera (nearly 300 species) of protozoa from the rumen ecosystem have been described since their initial discovery nearly 150 years ago. This book brings together, for the first time, the available information on these protozoa. It comprehensively describes the characteristic anatomical features of value for their identification and includes detailed sections on techniques and methodologies for the isolation and cultivation of these fastidious, oxygen-sensitive microorganisms. Their occurrence, biochemistry, physiology, and role in the ruminal ecosystem are fully reviewed. Particular emphasis is given to potential improvement of the nutrition and productivity of the host ruminant through manipulation of the protozoal population and its activities.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Buy this book

eBook 101,14 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Rumen Protozoa
Authors
Series Title
Brock Springer Series in Contemporary Bioscience
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-2776-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-2776-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-7664-7
Series ISSN
1432-0061
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 441
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