Interaction of gut microflora with tannins in feeds

@article{Goel2005InteractionOG,
  title={Interaction of gut microflora with tannins in feeds},
  author={Gunjan Goel and Anil Kumar Puniya and Crist{\'o}bal N Aguilar and Kishan Singh},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2005},
  volume={92},
  pages={497-503}
}
Tannins (hydrolyzable and condensed) are water-soluble polyphenolic compounds that exert antinutritional effects on ruminants by forming complexes with dietary proteins. They limit nitrogen supply to animals, besides inhibiting the growth and activity of ruminal microflora. However, some gastrointestinal microbes are able to break tannin–protein complexes while preferentially degrading hydrolyzable tannins (HTs). Streptococcus gallolyticus, Lonepinella koalarum and Selenomonas ruminantium are… CONTINUE READING

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