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In situ ruminal digestibility and degradability of Macrocystis pyrifera and Sargassum spp. in bovine livestock

  title={In situ ruminal digestibility and degradability of Macrocystis pyrifera and Sargassum spp. in bovine livestock},
  author={H. B{\'a}ez and D. A. S. Beltrones and H. H. Contreras},
  journal={Ciencias Marinas},
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