Quantitative analysis of cellulose degradation and growth of cellulolytic bacteria in the rumen.

@article{Russell2009QuantitativeAO,
  title={Quantitative analysis of cellulose degradation and growth of cellulolytic bacteria in the rumen.},
  author={James S. Russell and Richard E. Muck and Paul J. Weimer},
  journal={FEMS microbiology ecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={67 2},
  pages={183-97}
}
Ruminant animals digest cellulose via a symbiotic relationship with ruminal microorganisms. Because feedstuffs only remain in the rumen for a short time, the rate of cellulose digestion must be very rapid. This speed is facilitated by rumination, a process that returns food to the mouth to be rechewed. By decreasing particle size, the cellulose surface area can be increased by up to 10(6)-fold. The amount of cellulose digested is then a function of two competing rates, namely the digestion rate… CONTINUE READING
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