Microbiota and Relationship with Fiber Digestability in Pigs Research project
Kim, Sung Woo


The gut microbiota plays an important role in nutrient digestability in animals. To examine changes in the pig gut microbiota across growth stages and its effects on nutrient digestion, the gut microbiota population in pigs at 28 days (before weaning), and 60,90, and 150 days of age was assessed by 16S rDNA gene sequencing. The apparent digestability of crude fiber (CF), neutral detergent fiber (NDF), acid detergent fiber (ADF), crude protein (CP) and ether extract (EE) was also assessed in these pigs. Work has been published in Scientific Reports. 

  China-Peoples Rep
  01/01/2014 - 01/01/2016
Institutional Partner(s):
  Nanjing Agricultural University, China

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