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Salivary amino acid concentrations in zebus (Bos indicus) and zebu hybrids (Bos indicus × Bos taurus) fed a tannin-rich diet

Kechero Yisehak, Anne Becker UGent, Duguma Belay, Guido Bosch, Wouter H Hendriks, Marcus Clauss UGent and Geert Janssens UGent (2011) BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY. 141(2). p.93-96
abstract
Many animals show adaptation to tannins in the form of tannin-binding salivary proteins (1). Among ruminants, such proteins have been demonstrated in saliva of several species (usually browsers and intermediate feeders) (2, 3, 4, 13). There is some circumstantial evidence to suggest that zebu cattle (Bos indicus) are different from temperate cattle breeds with respect to their salivary and digestive physiology. Apart from differences in susceptibility to heat and tropical disease (5), a difference in salivary anti-tannin defenses (and a resulting difference in rumen physiology) could be another reason zebu cattle are particularly suited for agricultural systems in the tropics, where available forages often contain high levels of tannins (6, 7). Although non-proline-rich proteins exist that also have affinity for tannins (1, 8), it is interesting to compare the proline content of different cattle breeds. Here, we report such a screening for a comparison of zebu cattle and zebu-Holstein- Friesian in the Jimma area located at 7°40′N and 36°50′E at 1760 masl in southwest Ethiopia.
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saliva, proline-rich, tannins, cattle, breed, PROTEINS, DEER, ADAPTATION, NUTRITION, EXCRETION, BROILERS, CATTLE
journal title
BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY
Belg. J. Zool.
volume
141
issue
2
pages
93 - 96
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000298057100009
JCR category
ZOOLOGY
JCR impact factor
0.531 (2011)
JCR rank
121/146 (2011)
JCR quartile
4 (2011)
ISSN
0777-6276
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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1970885
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1970885
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http://www.naturalsciences.be/institute/associations/rbzs_website/bjz/back/pdf/BJZ_141_2/Yisehak_BJZ_141_2.pdf
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2011-12-20 14:41:32
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  abstract     = {Many animals show adaptation to tannins in the form of tannin-binding salivary proteins (1). Among ruminants, such proteins have been demonstrated in saliva of several species (usually browsers and intermediate feeders) (2, 3, 4, 13). There is some circumstantial evidence to suggest that zebu cattle (Bos indicus) are different from temperate cattle breeds with respect to their salivary and digestive physiology. Apart from differences in susceptibility to heat and tropical disease (5), a difference in salivary anti-tannin defenses (and a resulting difference in rumen physiology) could be another reason zebu cattle are particularly suited for agricultural systems in the tropics, where available forages often contain high levels of tannins (6, 7). Although non-proline-rich proteins exist that also have affinity for tannins (1, 8), it is interesting to compare the proline content of different cattle breeds. Here, we report such a screening for a comparison of zebu cattle and zebu-Holstein- Friesian in the Jimma area located at 7{\textdegree}40{\textquotesingle}N and 36{\textdegree}50{\textquotesingle}E at 1760 masl in southwest Ethiopia.},
  author       = {Yisehak, Kechero and Becker, Anne and Belay, Duguma and Bosch, Guido and Hendriks, Wouter H and Clauss, Marcus and Janssens, Geert},
  issn         = {0777-6276},
  journal      = {BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY},
  keyword      = {saliva,proline-rich,tannins,cattle,breed,PROTEINS,DEER,ADAPTATION,NUTRITION,EXCRETION,BROILERS,CATTLE},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {93--96},
  title        = {Salivary amino acid concentrations in zebus (Bos indicus) and zebu hybrids (Bos indicus {\texttimes} Bos taurus) fed a tannin-rich diet},
  url          = {http://www.naturalsciences.be/institute/associations/rbzs\_website/bjz/back/pdf/BJZ\_141\_2/Yisehak\_BJZ\_141\_2.pdf},
  volume       = {141},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Yisehak, Kechero, Anne Becker, Duguma Belay, Guido Bosch, Wouter H Hendriks, Marcus Clauss, and Geert Janssens. 2011. “Salivary Amino Acid Concentrations in Zebus (Bos Indicus) and Zebu Hybrids (Bos Indicus × Bos Taurus) Fed a Tannin-rich Diet.” Belgian Journal of Zoology 141 (2): 93–96.
APA
Yisehak, K., Becker, A., Belay, D., Bosch, G., Hendriks, W. H., Clauss, M., & Janssens, G. (2011). Salivary amino acid concentrations in zebus (Bos indicus) and zebu hybrids (Bos indicus × Bos taurus) fed a tannin-rich diet. BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 141(2), 93–96.
Vancouver
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Yisehak K, Becker A, Belay D, Bosch G, Hendriks WH, Clauss M, et al. Salivary amino acid concentrations in zebus (Bos indicus) and zebu hybrids (Bos indicus × Bos taurus) fed a tannin-rich diet. BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY. 2011;141(2):93–6.
MLA
Yisehak, Kechero, Anne Becker, Duguma Belay, et al. “Salivary Amino Acid Concentrations in Zebus (Bos Indicus) and Zebu Hybrids (Bos Indicus × Bos Taurus) Fed a Tannin-rich Diet.” BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY 141.2 (2011): 93–96. Print.