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Chemical Composition and Its Relationship to In vitro Gas Production of Several Tannin Containing Trees and Shrub Leaves
- Kamalak, Adem (Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Animal Nutrition) ;
- Canbolat, Onder (Bursa Uludag University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Animal Nutrition) ;
- Gurbuz, Yavuz (Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Animal Nutrition) ;
- Ozay, Osman (Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Animal Nutrition) ;
- Ozkose, Emin (Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Animal Nutrition)
- Received : 2004.03.04
- Accepted : 2004.08.03
- Published : 2005.02.01
The aim of this experiment was to determine the chemical composition of six commonly utilized fodder trees and shrub species in Turkey, namely Glycrrhiza glabra L, Arbutus andrachne, Carpinus betilus, Juniperus communis, Quercus libari L and Pistica lentiscus and its relationship with gas production and estimated parameters when incubated with rumen fluid in vitro. There were significant (p<0.001) differences between leaves in terms of crude protein (CP), acid detergent fiber (ADF), total condensed tannin (TCT), bound condensed tannin (BCT) and soluble condensed tannin (SCT). Crude protein contents ranged from 5.74% (Juniperus communis) to 12.59% (Glycrrhiza glabra L). Acid detergent fiber contents ranged from 25.14% (Glycrrhiza glabra L) to 39.23% (Juniperus communis). Total condensed tannin (TCT) contents of leaves ranged from 4.34% (Quercus libari L) to 20.34% (Juniperus communis). Acid detergent fiber (ADF) and total condensed tannin contents of leaves were negatively correlated with gas productions and some estimated parameters. Potential gas productions (A) of Glycrrhiza glabra L, Arbutus andrachne, Quercus libari L and Pistica lentiscus were significantly (p<0.001) higher than those of Carpinus betilus and Juniperus communis whereas gas production rate (
Tree Leaves;Chemical Composition;Condensed Tannin;Gas Production;Metabolizable Energy
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