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Fermentation in the rumen and human large intestine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7280665     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fermentation of food by the microbial community of the rumen is essential for the maintenance and growth of ruminants. The microbial ecosystem and its interaction with the host are described, along with recent attempts to manipulate the composition and activity of the microbial community by adding antibiotics and other chemicals to ruminant diets. A similar microbial community and fermentation occur in the large intestine or cecum of most nonruminant animals including the large intestine of humans. The microbial ecosystems of the rumen and human large intestine are compared.
M J Wolin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  213     ISSN:  0036-8075     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  1981 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-11-18     Completed Date:  1981-11-18     Revised Date:  2007-03-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1463-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Carbohydrate Metabolism
Fatty Acids / metabolism
Intestine, Large / microbiology,  physiology*
Methane / metabolism
Rumen / microbiology,  physiology*
Water-Electrolyte Balance
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fatty Acids; 74-82-8/Methane

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