Oxidation-reduction potential in the rumen

Range -250 to -450 mV
Organism Ruminants
Reference Yokoyama MG, Johnson KA: Microbiology of the rumen andintestine. In The Ruminant Animal: Digestive Physiology and Nutrition, Edited by: Church DC. Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Waveland Press1988: pp.125-144. p.125 right column 2nd paragraph
Comments P.125 right column 2nd paragraph: "The low oxygen concentration in the rumen, as indicated by a negative oxidation-reduction potential (Eh) of between -250 and -450 millivolts, encourages those microorganisms which can grow in the absence of oxygen or when oxygen concentration is minimal (obligate anaerobes). A few bacteria also capable of growth under aerobic conditions are present (facultative anaerobes)."
Entered by Uri M
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