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.Schematic diagram of the avian digestive tract. The sections referred to in the text have been labeled. The organ that drains into the cloaca is the kidney. (Adapted from Stevens 1977.) Birds share with all vertebrates the same basic structuresanbsp;...
|Author||:||Roderick Mackie, Bryan White|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06|