In vitro screening of plant resources for extra-nutritional attributes in ruminants: nuclear and related methodologies

  • Philip E. Vercoe
  • Harinder P.S. Makkar
  • Anthony C. Schlink

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Mike Bennell, Trevor Hobbs, Steve Hughes, Dean K. Revell
    Pages 1-13
  3. Jean Hanson, Salvador Fernandez-Rivera
    Pages 15-23
  4. C. Jamie Newbold
    Pages 47-53
  5. Ellen M. Hoffmann, Natascha Selje-Assmann, Klaus Becker, R. John Wallace, Glen A. Broderick
    Pages 55-86
  6. Devki N. Kamra, Neeta Agarwal, Tim A. McAllister
    Pages 87-105
  7. Peter G. Hutton, T.G. Nagaraja, Colin L. White, Philip E. Vercoe
    Pages 159-189
  8. Secundino López, Harinder P.S. Makkar, Carla R. Soliva
    Pages 191-231
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 243-247

About this book


The aim of this manual is to provide a comprehensive guide to the methods involved in collecting, preparing and screening plants for bioactive properties for manipulating key ruminal fermentation pathways and against gastrointestinal pathogens. The manual will better equip the reader with methodological approaches to initiate screening programmes to test for bioactivity in native plants and find ‘natural’ alternatives to chemicals for manipulating ruminal fermentation and gut health. The manual provides isotopic and non-isotopic techniques to efficiently screen plants or plant parts for a range of potential bioactives for livestock production. Each chapter has been contributed by experts in the field and methods have been presented in a format that is easily reproducible in the laboratory. It is hoped that this manual will be of great value to students, researchers and those involved in developing efficient and environmentally friendly livestock production systems.


Bioactive compounds In vitro screening methods Natural plant products Nutraceuticals Pathogen Phytochemicals Plant secondary metabolites environment

Editors and affiliations

  • Philip E. Vercoe
    • 1
  • Harinder P.S. Makkar
    • 2
  • Anthony C. Schlink
    • 3
  1. 1.Fac. Natural & Agricultural SciencesUniversity of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia
  2. 2.Institut für Tierproduktion in denUniversität HohenheimStuttgartGermany
  3. 3.Animal Production & Health SectionInternational Atomic Energy AgencyViennaAustria

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