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Title:

The effect of different diets on the amount of organic acid produced in the digestive tract of Mystromys albicaudatus

Creator:

Mahida, H. ; Perrin, M. R.

Place of publishing:

Białowieża

Date issued/created:

1994

Description:

The white-tailed rat Mystromys albicaudatus (A. Smith, 1834) has a sacculated bilocular hemiglandular stomach. Its forestomach resembles a rumen, in that it has papillae and a high density of bacteria. This suggests that forestomach of the while-tailed rat may be functionally similar to a rumen. Although the fermentation of fibre is very limited in the digestive tract of the white-tailed rat, the determination of total foregut fermentation relative to caecal fermentation was essential since ingested soluble carbohydrates may also be fermented by the forestomach bacteria. The present study investigated the effects of different diets (varying in proximate composition) on the pH, volatile fatty acid and lactic acid production for the various regions of the gut. The results indicate that M. albicaudatus is essentially a hindgut fermenter.

Subject and Keywords:

diet ; digestion ; digestive tract ; Mystromys albicaudatus ; volatile fatty acids ; stomach ; forestomach ; żołądek ; przedżołądek ; dieta ; pokarm ; przewód pokarmowy ; lotne kwasy tłuszczowe ; strawność

Relation:

Acta Theriologica

Volume:

39

Issue:

1

Start page:

21

End page:

27

Resource Type:

Article

Format:

PDF

Resource Identifier:

10.4098/AT.arch.94-3

Source:

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Language:

eng ; Sum. eng.

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Mammal Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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