Effect of plant secondary metabolites on in vitro biohydrogenation of polyunsaturated fatty acids by rumen microbes

01 October 2008 → 30 September 2011
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
    • Biochemistry and metabolism
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Nutrition and dietetics
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
    • Veterinary medicine
plant secondary metabolities biohydrogenation rumen
Project description

The large interest in improving the health value of ruminant products has driven research to find ways to manipulate the rumen fatty acid metabolism. Plant secondary metabolites, such as essential oils, flavonoids, tannins and spaonins have received increasing interest as natural alternatives to the use of antibiotics. Screening of different herb metabolites will be performed using a rumen stimulation in vitro technique.