Table 1

Biochemical characteristics of rumen fluid used to analyze growth patterns of O157 strain 86–24 in Experiment I
Sample analysis Depleted rumen fluid Filtered rumen fluid
Sample A Sample B Sample A Sample B
pH1 7.9 7.6 7.6 7.7
Volatile Fatty Acids (μm/ml; VFA)
Total VFA 324 207 211 157
Acetic acid 201 142 144 112
(62%)2 (69%) (68%) (71%)
Propionic acid 41 28 31 23
(13%) (14%) (15%) (15%)
Butyric acid 43 20 16 10
(13%) (10%) (8%) (6%)

1pH, post-depletion and/or post-filtration of the depleted and filtered rumen fluid samples, respectively.

2Percent individual volatile fatty acid of the total is shown in parenthesis.

Kudva et al.

Kudva et al. BMC Microbiology 2014 14:48   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-14-48

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