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Microbial Synthesis and Autolysis in the Digestive Tract of Herbivora

Nature volume 149, pages 582583 (23 May 1942) | Download Citation

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BOTH the rumen in ruminant and the cæcum in non-ruminant Herbivora support an abundant iodophile microflora: that is, an association of taxonomically diverse species exhibiting, in consequence of the deposition within them of bacterial starch or granulose, the common characteristic of giving a blue reaction with iodine.

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  1. Department of Biology, County Technical College, Stoke Park, Guildford. April 27.

    • FRANK BAKER

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