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(Science: zoology) Chewing the cud; characterised by chewing again what has been swallowed; of or pertaining to the ruminantia.

Origin: L. Ruminans, -antis, p.pr., cf. F. Ruminant. See Ruminate.

(Science: zoology) A ruminant animal; one of the ruminantia.

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cellulose digestion

Here the concept comes Mutualism in zoology which is positive type of interaction between two living organisms of a particular population.The ruminant stomach of cow has bacterias in it which has the capacity to digest cellulose with the help of enzyme cellulase as grass contains cellulose which ...

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by vinayaksabnis
Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:52 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: cellulose digestion
Replies: 5
Views: 5193

Metaxenia and some other questions

... seeds????? 2.Are vegetables also a result of double fertilisation? [ because they too have flowers in them before becoming a vegetable] 3. What is ruminant endosperm?? 4. What are conifers?? 5. How is fertilisation in gymnosperms different from angiosperms??

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by agent007
Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:23 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Metaxenia and some other questions
Replies: 8
Views: 4580

Conditions for a stable ecosystem? (for a simulation)

... AstusAleator advice and I've been trying to simulate a well known ecosystem like the one in a savanna, consisting only of grass, a type of ruminant and a type of feline predator. Looking back at the time I made that first post I think I'm now in the right track but even though I have a ...

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by Smig
Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Conditions for a stable ecosystem? (for a simulation)
Replies: 11
Views: 23070

what's the ruminants stomach pH?

in my test prep book (which is a very reliable book) it says ruminants stomach has alkaline pH, I checked wikipedia and it says "Under normal fermentation conditions the environment in the reticulorumen is weakly alkaline and is populated by microbes ...

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by 113zami
Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: what's the ruminants stomach pH?
Replies: 2
Views: 7635

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