Effect of pH on population and fermentation in a continuously cultured rumen ecosystem.

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The effect of pH on rumen fermentation and microbial population was studied in a continuously cultured rumen ecosystem. A marked decrease in the production of volatile fatty acids and methane from alfalfa hay occurred when the cultures were maintained at pH values below 6.0. The decrease in acetate and methane production was greater than that of propionate… (More)

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@article{Slyter1966EffectOP, title={Effect of pH on population and fermentation in a continuously cultured rumen ecosystem.}, author={L L Slyter and Marvin P. Bryant and Meyer J. Wolin}, journal={Applied microbiology}, year={1966}, volume={14 4}, pages={573-8} }