Degradation and utilization by Butyrivibrio fibrisolvens H17c of xylans with different chemical and physical properties.


Hemicelluloses, mainly xylans, can be a major component of diets consumed by ruminants and undergo various degrees of microbial digestion in the rumen. The ability of Butyrivibrio fibrisolvens, a major xylanolytic ruminal species, to degrade and utilize nine chemically and physically different xylans for growth was examined. The arabinoxylans used included… (More)


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