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A summary of preliminary findings in a rumen microbiological investigation on wild ruminants

N.O. van Gylswyk, D. Giesecke
Koedoe | Vol 16, No 1 | a896 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v16i1.896 | © 1973 N.O. van Gylswyk, D. Giesecke | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 July 1973 | Published: 28 July 1973

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A study was made of numbers of total culturable and cellulolytic bacteria and microbial activity in rumen ingesta from different species of wild ruminants. These and several other criteria were examined to detect possible differences in the digestive physiology between strict grazers and species which fed largely on plant material other than grass.


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