Metabolism of polyunsaturated fatty acids and their toxicity to the microflora of the rumen

  title={Metabolism of polyunsaturated fatty acids and their toxicity to the microflora of the rumen},
  author={Margarida R. G. Maia and Lal C. Chaudhary and Lauren Figueres and Robert J. Wallace},
  journal={Antonie van Leeuwenhoek},
Ruminal microorganisms hydrogenate polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) present in forages and thereby restrict the availability of health-promoting PUFA in meat and milk. The aim of this study was to investigate PUFA metabolism and the influence of PUFA on members of the ruminal microflora. Eleven of 26 predominant species of ruminal bacteria metabolised linoleic acid (LA; cis-9,cis-12–18:2) substantially. The most common product was vaccenic acid (trans-11–18:1), produced by species related to… CONTINUE READING
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