Fermentation of plant cell walls by ruminal bacteria, protozoa and fungi and their interaction with fibre particle size.

The objective of the experiment was to evaluate the contribution of various ruminal microbial groups to the fermentation of cell walls of corn stover with different particle sizes based on ruminal gas production in vitro. Physical, chemical, and antibiotical methods were used to differentiate groups of bacteria, protozoa and fungi in rumen fluid, offering… (More)