Effect of dietary fiber on microbial activity and microbial gas production in various regions of the gastrointestinal tract of pigs.

@article{Jensen1994EffectOD,
  title={Effect of dietary fiber on microbial activity and microbial gas production in various regions of the gastrointestinal tract of pigs.},
  author={Bent Jensen and Henry J\orgensen},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={60 6},
  pages={1897-904}
}
The microbial activity, composition of the gas phase, and gas production rates in the gastrointestinal tract of pigs fed either a low- or a high-fiber diet were investigated. Dense populations of culturable anaerobic bacteria, high ATP concentrations, and high adenylate energy charges were found for the last third of the small intestine, indicating that substantial microbial activity takes place in that portion of the gut. The highest microbial activity (highest bacterium counts, highest ATP… CONTINUE READING

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