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Project: Effect of 9,10-Anthraquinone on rumen methane production as studied in vitro and in vivo.

project duration
01-SEP-01 – 15-FEB-02
abstract
Anthraquinones are compounds which are naturally occuring in plants, microbes or insects. Earlier studies revealed a direct inhibitory effect of 9,10-Anthraquinone on rumen methanogens accompanied by stimulation of propionate production. This inhibition and its effect on rumen fermentation is further studied in vitro and in vivo.