Screening for anti-proteolytic compounds

Ellen M Hoffmann, Natascha Selje-Assmann, Klaus Becker, R John Wallace, Glen A Broderick

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Dietary protein entering the rumen is broken down in an apparently uncontrolled way, resulting in ammonia formation and subsequent loss of N in the urine. The low efficiency of nitrogen retention represents a major economic loss, causes metabolic stress in the animal, and places a burden on the environment, by way of nitrogen-rich wastes. If a means of slowing the breakdown process at any of the individual steps can be identified, these problems would be decreased.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIn vitro screening of plant resources for extra-nutritional attributes in ruminants
Subtitle of host publicationnuclear and related methodologies
EditorsP E Vercoe, H P S Makkar, A C Schlink
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherSpringer: International Atomic Energy Agency
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-481-3297-3
ISBN (Print)978-90-481-3296-6
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2009


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