Dictionary » R » Rumen

Rumen

rumen

(Science: zoology) The first four stomach compartments in ruminant animals (such as cattle and deer). The first compartment of the stomach of a ruminant; here food is collected and returned to the mouth as cud for chewing.An area of the oesophagus in ruminant organisms where the 'cud' is stored to be regurgitated later and broken down. The rumen hosts a large volume of bacteria which can break down the cellulose of the cell walls in the digested material.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



Results from our forum


what's the ruminants stomach pH?

... fourth one=the real stomach=abomasum is acidic, like any stomach. the third one=omasum is somewhere in between, but probably much closer to the rumen and reticulum, as its function is mainly to absorb water, not acid hydrolysis. Cheers

See entire post
by MrMistery
Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:31 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: what's the ruminants stomach pH?
Replies: 2
Views: 7003

Re: what's the ruminants stomach pH?

Try this - http://animsci.agrenv.mcgill.ca/courses/450/extra/feed_to_milk/rumen.html

See entire post
by Darby
Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:04 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: what's the ruminants stomach pH?
Replies: 2
Views: 7003

The Fiber Disease

... genes observed within cellulolytic organisms, between related organisms, or between distant organisms within a niche environment, such as the rumen, suggest that chromosomal rearrangements and horizontal gene transfer contributed to the current rich repertoire of cellulase systems available. ...

See entire post
by Nadas Moksha
Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:35 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 5478810

How is food digested?

... in ruminants, maybe you are interested ;) Click the image for larger view. http://www.tonygraham.co.uk/house_repair/wattle_daub/rumen.jpg

See entire post
by Dr.Stein
Thu Oct 19, 2006 3:27 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: How is food digested?
Replies: 10
Views: 4558

The Fiber Disease

... above links, Neocallimastigales Well, I found this: If one compares the pictures, one can see similar type organisms. http://www.towson.edu/~wubah/rumenfungi/Anzoosporic.html What do you all think. From MD? near the MD Lab? The interesting thing about this fungi, is the fact that it too is being ...

See entire post
by Skytroll
Sun Aug 20, 2006 2:18 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 5478810
View all matching forum results

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 4,384 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link