Effects of forage species, grass water soluble carbohydrates and red clover polyphenol oxidase activity on the in vitro rumen microbial ecosystem

Type Paper
Original languageEnglish
PagesAbstract No 204
DOI
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventAdvances in Animal Biosciences. Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science Annual Conference, 'Food, Feed, Energy and Fibre from Land - A Vision for 2020' - Queens University, Belfast, Ireland
Duration: 12 Apr 201014 Apr 2010

Conference

ConferenceAdvances in Animal Biosciences. Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science Annual Conference, 'Food, Feed, Energy and Fibre from Land - A Vision for 2020'
CountryIreland
CityBelfast
Period12 Apr 201014 Apr 2010
Links
Permanent link
View graph of relations
Citation formats

Abstract

Novel varieties of perennial ryegrass with high water soluble carbohydrate (WSC) concentrations have been bred to increase energy availability in the rumen. In red clover (RC) the activity of polyphenol oxidase (PPO) can help protect protein in the rumen by decreasing or delaying proteolysis. Both factors (WSC and PPO) offer potential to improve the synchronization or balance between energy and nitrogen availability for rumen microorganisms and consequently to optimise rumen microbial synthesis. However, it remains unclear if these effects can be attrib uted to differences in diet composition or to changes in the rumen microbial ecosystem. The objective of this in vitro experiment was to study how the rumen microbiota was affected by diet WSC content and PPO activity.