Effects of Thymol on Ruminal Microorganisms

  title={Effects of Thymol on Ruminal Microorganisms},
  author={Jeff D. Evans and Scott A Martin},
  journal={Current Microbiology},
Thymol (5-methyl-2-isopropylphenol) is a phenolic compound that is used to inhibit oral bacteria. Because little is known regarding the effects of this compound on ruminal microorganisms, the objective of this study was to determine the effects of thymol on growth and lactate production by the ruminal bacteria Streptococcus bovis JB1 and Selenomonas ruminantium HD4. In addition, the effect of thymol on the in vitro fermentation of glucose by mixed ruminal microorganisms was investigated… 
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