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Cover for Strengthening the inside: effect of nutrition on gut health and maintenance and its impact on the integument integrity.

The gastrointestinal tract (GIT) of poultry is equipped to perform several important functions. One of these functions is the protection of the underlying structures of the entire digestive tract and minimization of the translocation of materials that may be inimical to the health of the bird. The...

Author(s)
Adedokun, S. A.; Olojede, O. C.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395115)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Bioavailability and biotransformation of tea polyphenols.

Tea, a popular beverage worldwide, has been reported to have many beneficial health effects. Most of these biological effects have been attributed to the tea polyphenols: (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), (-)-epigallocatechin (EGC), (-)-epicatechin-3-gallate (ECG), and (-)-epicatechin (EC). Of ...

Author(s)
Yang, C. S.; Lee MaoJung
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392398)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Effects of catechins on intestinal flora.

A human intestine harbors 600 trillion viable bacteria of more than 1000 different species which form the intestinal flora. The condition of the intestinal flora influences many factors pertaining to the host's health and vice versa. These factors include infection, immune response, cancer, aging,...

Author(s)
Hara, Y.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392398)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ornithine and lysine decarboxylation in bacteria.

The ornithine and lysine decarboxylation systems are involved in the production of putrescine and cadaverine in a number of enterobacteria, lactic acid bacteria and other Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Typically, they are composed of a specific amino acid decarboxylase and a membrane...

Author(s)
Lucas, P. M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Area wide integrated pest management incorporating the sterile insect technique: gut microbiota impacts on tephritid fitness and performance.

Author(s)
Shuttleworth, L. A.; Deutscher, A. T.; Osborne, T.; Khan, M. A. M.; Collins, D.; Burke, C.; Chapman, T.; Darling, A.; Riegler, M.; Reynolds, O. L.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Limiting factors for nutritional efficiency.

In this chapter methods in feeding and how to evaluate broilers more efficiently with minor references to other poultry are highlighted. Topics discussed include predicting feed intake, nutrient response, feed evaluation, and digestive tract optimization.

Author(s)
Roosendaal, B.; Wahlstrom, A.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645308)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Measurements of nutrients and nutritive value.

This chapter will discuss the areas of measurements that require rethinking. The topic will be covered in two subsections: in vitro and in vivo measurements. Topics include: proximate analyses; fibre and carbohydrates in feed; determining the nutritive value of ingredients; determining the...

Author(s)
Choct, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647005)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Power of bifidobacteria in food applications for health promotion.

Bifidobacteria are the predominant bacteria in the normal intestinal biota of healthy breast-fed newborns (more than 95% of the total bacterial population), and represent approximately 20% of the microbiota in the gastrointestinal tract of adults. Nowadays, these bacteria are the second most...

Author(s)
Nguyen, Q. D.; Kun, S.; Bujna, E.; Havas, P.; Hoschke, Á.; Rezessy-Szabó, J. M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645216)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Human microbiota for human health.

Microorganisms are considered to be absent in the human foetus during early development in the mother's womb, but later after delivery the numbers of microbes exceeds the number of total human cells. This human microbiota has tremendous influence on human physiology, development, nutrition,...

Author(s)
Raghavendra, M. P.; Mudili Venkataramana; Basappa; Girish, K. S.; Siddaiah Chandranayaka
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645216)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Influences shaping digestive health explored using metabolomics.

A major component of the gastrointestinal system is the resident intestinal microbiota and the importance of microbial-host interactions in determining host health is now well recognized. With the emergence of systems biology approaches, it is becoming possible to break down the biocomplexity of...

Author(s)
Wijeyesekera, A.; Jackson, F.; Swann, J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642000)
Type
Book chapter

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