Extremely diverse and complicated bacterial and protozoan populations inhabit the rumen and intestinal tract of animals, and there is a delicate balance among the individual populations within this complex microbial community. This authoritative edited volume, the first in a two-volume set, reviews the gut environment and the fermentations taking place in animal digestive tracts. It is an essential source of reference for microbial ecologists and physiologists, medical microbiologists and gastroenterologists, biochemists, nutritionists, veterinarians and animal scientists, and wildlife ecologists.Figure 3.4. Diagrammatic sketches of stomachs of (A) rat-kangaroo (Bettongia spp.). (B) Red-necked pademelon wallaby (Thylogale thetis). (C) Eastern gray kangaroo (Macropus giganteus). (1) Sacciform forestomach; (2) tubiform forestomachanbsp;...
|Author||:||Roderick Mackie, Bryan White|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06|