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Chemical Changes during Ensilage and In sacco Degradation of Two Tropical Grasses: Rhodesgrass and Guineagrass Treated with Cell Wall-degrading Enzymes
- Zhu, Yu (Institute of Grassland Science, College of Animal Science and Technology, China Agricultural University) ;
- Nishino, Naoki (Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Okayama University) ;
- Xusheng, Guo (Institute of Grassland Science, College of Animal Science and Technology, China Agricultural University)
- Received : 2010.05.04
- Accepted : 2010.08.23
- Published : 2011.02.01
Effects of the cell wall-degrading enzymes derived from Acremonium cellulolyticus and Trichoderma viride on the silage fermentation and in sacco degradation of tropical grasses i.e. rhodesgrass (Chloris gayana Kunth. cv. Callide) and guineagrass (Panicum maximum Jacq. cv. Natsukaze) were investigated in laboratory-scale experiments. These two grasses were either treated with or without the enzymes before ensiling. Untreated rhodesgrass produced acetate fermentation silage (lactate,
Cell Wall-degrading Enzymes;Rhodesgrass;Guineagrass;Silage;Digestion;In sacco
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