Modelling digestive constraints in non-ruminant and ruminant foregut-fermenting mammals.

@article{Munn2008ModellingDC,
  title={Modelling digestive constraints in non-ruminant and ruminant foregut-fermenting mammals.},
  author={Adam J. Munn and Wolf Juergen Streich and J{\"u}rgen Hummel and Marcus Clauss},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular \& integrative physiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={151 1},
  pages={
          78-84
        }
}
  • A. MunnW. Streich M. Clauss
  • Published 1 September 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology

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