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Secondary metabolites are those compounds which are produced by certain microorganisms in a phase of subsequent to growth, may have some survival function, have unusual chemical structures, and are formed as mixtures of closely related members of a chemical family. This chapter deals with the plant secondary metabolites and their application in rumen biology.

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Calabrò, S. (2015). Plant Secondary Metabolites. In: Puniya, A., Singh, R., Kamra, D. (eds) Rumen Microbiology: From Evolution to Revolution. Springer, New Delhi. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-81-322-2401-3_11

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