Estimation of stoichiometric parameters for rumen fermentation of roughage and concentrate diets.

@article{Murphy1982EstimationOS,
  title={Estimation of stoichiometric parameters for rumen fermentation of roughage and concentrate diets.},
  author={Michael R. Murphy and Ransom L Baldwin and L J Koong},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={1982},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={411-21}
}
A biochemical model coupled with an iterative nonlinear least-squares program was used to estimate stoichiometric parameters for fermentat ion of soluble carbohydrate, starch, hemicellulose, cellulose and protein in the rumen. Fermentat ion parameters were deduced for two sets of l i terature data, on (1) a roughage group of 60 diets fed to 137 animals and (2) a concentrate group of 48 diets fed to 374 animals. Soluble carbohydrate and starch fermentat ion parameters were much different for the… CONTINUE READING