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Rumen microbial ecosystem

  title={Rumen microbial ecosystem},
  author={D N Kamra},
  journal={Current Science},
  • D. Kamra
  • Published 2005
  • Biology
  • Current Science
The inhabitants of the rumen microbial eco-system, a complex consortium of different microbial groups living in symbiotic relationship with the host, act synergistically for the bioconversion of lignocellulosic feeds intovolatile fatty acids which serve as a source of energy for the animals. The constraints, imposed by the host and the feed consumed by the animal, under which these microbes have to function, have been discussed. The eco-system is specialized and buffered in a narrow range of pH… 

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