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Dioxane Treatment to Improve Microbial Digestibility of Cellulosic Fibers1

Authors
  • Y. W. Han
  • J. W. Pence
  • A. W. Anderson
Publication Date
May 01, 1975
Source
PMC
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Abstract

The hemicelluloses of grass seed straws can be extracted rather completely by acid detergent, but the treated residue (acid-detergent fiber) is normally not digested by rumen microorganisms. This residue can be made digestible if it is treated with acidic dioxane.

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