Starch hydrolysis by the ruminal microflora.

  title={Starch hydrolysis by the ruminal microflora.},
  author={Susan F. Kotarski and Ralph D. Waniska and Kerry K. Thurn},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  volume={122 1},
The effects of grain type and processing on ruminal starch digestion are well documented but poorly understood at the biochemical and molecular levels. Waxy grains have starches high in amylopectin and are more readily digested than nonwaxy grains. However, the composition of the endosperm cell matrix and the extent to which the starch granules are embedded within it also affect starch digestion rates. Continued work is needed to determine the influence of specific cell matrix proteins, protein… CONTINUE READING

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