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Effect of Quillaja Saponins on in Vitro Rumen Fermentation

  • Harinder P. S. Makkar
  • Klaus Becker
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 405)

Abstract

Saponins are glycosides of an aglycone (genin or sapogenin) linked to one or more sugar chains. These are generally divided into three classes: i) steroid glycosides, ii) steroid alkaloid glycosides, and iii) triterpene glycosides. Saponins have a wide distribution in the plant kingdom1,2 and are generally grouped among antinutritional factors. We investigated effects of quillaja bark saponin on rumen fermentation characteristics using the Hohenheim in vitro gas method.

Keywords

Neutral Detergent Fiber Apparent Digestibility Antinutritional Factor Rumen Fermentation Microbial Protein Synthesis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harinder P. S. Makkar
    • 1
  • Klaus Becker
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Animal Production in the Tropics and SubtropicsUniversity of Hohenheim (480)StuttgartGermany

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