Microbial nitrogen fixation in the gastro-intestinal tract of Kalmykia gerbils (M. tamariscinus and Meriones meridianus)

@article{Kuznetsova2010MicrobialNF,
  title={Microbial nitrogen fixation in the gastro-intestinal tract of Kalmykia gerbils (M. tamariscinus and Meriones meridianus)},
  author={T. Kuznetsova and N. Kostina and E. I. Naumova and M. M. Umarov},
  journal={Biology Bulletin},
  year={2010},
  volume={37},
  pages={476-479}
}
The nitrogen-fixing activity, nitrogen (N) and carbon (C) contents, and the number of microorganisms in the forestomach, cecum, and colon were detected in two gerbil species, granivorous Meriones meridianus and M. tamariscinus, which consume a large amount of green parts of the plants. M. meridianus had higher levels of nitrogen-fixation activity in all investigated parts of the gastro-intestinal tract compared with M. tamariscinus. The highest levels were detected in the colon of M. meridianus… Expand
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