Gastrointestinal Microbiology

Volume 1 Gastrointestinal Ecosystems and Fermentations

  • Roderick I. Mackie
  • Bryan A. White

Part of the Chapman & Hall Microbiology Series book series (CHMBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Nutritional Ecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Burk A. Dehority
      Pages 39-83
    3. Ian D. Hume
      Pages 84-115
    4. Karen A. Bjorndal
      Pages 199-230
    5. Matthew D. Kane
      Pages 231-265
  4. Biochemical Activities and Metabolic Transformations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Cecil W. Forsberg, K.-J. Cheng, Bryan A. White
      Pages 319-379
    3. Mark Morrison, Roderick I. Mackie
      Pages 424-469
    4. Stephen F. Baron, Phillip B. Hylemon
      Pages 470-510
    5. King-Thom Chung
      Pages 511-582
    6. Christopher S. McSweeney, Roderick I. Mackie
      Pages 583-634
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 635-658

About this book


Extremely diverse and complicated bacterial and protozoan populations inhabit the rumen and intestinal tract of animals, and there is a delicate balance among the individual populations within this complex microbial community. This authoritative edited volume, the first in a two-volume set, reviews the gut environment and the fermentations taking place in animal digestive tracts. It is an essential source of reference for microbial ecologists and physiologists, medical microbiologists and gastroenterologists, biochemists, nutritionists, veterinarians and animal scientists, and wildlife ecologists.


Protozoa animals biology evolution insects metabolism microbiology reptiles

Editors and affiliations

  • Roderick I. Mackie
    • 1
  • Bryan A. White
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Animal Sciences and Division of Nutritional SciencesUniversity of IllinoisUSA

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