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Oxalate Degradation by Microbes of the Large Bowel of Herbivores: The Effect of Dietary Oxalate

Milton J. Allison and Herbert M. Cook
Science
New Series, Vol. 212, No. 4495 (May 8, 1981), pp. 675-676
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1685284
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Abstract

Rates of oxalate degradation by microbes in gastrointestinal contents from rabbits, guinea pigs, swine, and a horse increased after addition of oxalate to diets. A similar response was previously observed with ruminal microbes from cattle and sheep. Bacteria that utilize oxalate for growth appear to be selected by increased levels of dietary oxalate.

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