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Ruminants

A suborder of the order artiodactyla whose members have the distinguishing feature of a four-chambered stomach. Horns or antlers are usually present, at least in males. All ruminants share an even number of toes.


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Re: what's the ruminants stomach pH?

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

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by Darby
Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:04 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: what's the ruminants stomach pH?
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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?
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Why don't mammals produce cellulase?

Those ruminants can't digest wood - just the less dense cellulose of fiber. And they use symbionts to do it. There are almost no animals that digest cellulose with only their own enzymes. It may represent one of the oldest symbioses ...

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by Darby
Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:09 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why don't mammals produce cellulase?
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Why don't mammals produce cellulase?

Hi all! Of all mammals only ruminants can digest wood. Even they use help of simbiotic bacteria/prostists to prepair dinner for them. Wood is almost everywhere, storing endless amount of energy. Why don't most animals utilize this energy? ...

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by siroma
Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:57 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why don't mammals produce cellulase?
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The Fiber Disease

... more or less static because of low metabolism. This apoptotic pathway (e.g protozoa to protein ) can partially be related to protein take up in ruminants except that the involved set micro organisms are quorum sensing and are not apoptotic but dormant. During formation fibers show nerve cell ...

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by al
Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:46 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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