Phenylpropanoic Acid: Growth Factor for Ruminococcus albus.

  title={Phenylpropanoic Acid: Growth Factor for Ruminococcus albus.},
  author={R. E. Hungate and R J Stack},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={44 1},
Phenylpropanoic acid accounted for part of the stimulatory effect of rumen fluid on the rate of growth and of cellulose digestion by cultures of Ruminococcus albus strain 8 grown on a chemically defined medium. As little as 3 muM concentration gave maximum response.