Digestible and metabolizable energy content of varieties of milo for rats

May, M.A. and Nelson, T.S. (1973) Digestible and metabolizable energy content of varieties of milo for rats. Journal of Animal Science, 36 (5). 874-876 .

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Six varieties of milo were assayed with rats to determine their digestible and metabolizable energy contents. These varieties differed in tannin content and amino acid availability as determined with chicks. Variable digestible and metabolizable energy values were obtained for the different varieties of milo. The correlations between digestible energy and tannin and metabolizable energy and tannin were 0.38 and 0.39 indicating that tannin content had no influence on the utilizable energy content of milo. The increase in the digestible and metabolizable energy content of the varieties of milo tested with the rat were analagous to the biological availability of the amino acids to the chick. The ability of the rat to utilize the energy of milo may be influenced either by factors that affect amino acid availability or amino acid availability itself

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: University of Arkansas Fayetteville 72701
Subjects: Plant Production > Varieties
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2012 09:27
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2012 09:28
Official URL: http://jas.fass.org/content/36/5/874
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/7513

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