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Volume 2013, Article ID 106916, 9 pages
Research Article

The Effect of Saturated Fatty Acids on Methanogenesis and Cell Viability of Methanobrevibacter ruminantium

1ETH Zurich, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Universitaetstrasse 2, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
2ETH Zurich, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health, Schmelzbergstrasse 7, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland

Received 23 December 2012; Accepted 21 March 2013

Academic Editor: Yoshizumi Ishino

Copyright © 2013 Xuan Zhou et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

Methane production rate (µmol/mg cell DM/min) in cell suspensions of M. ruminantium in K+-containing buffer (n = 3) in response to supplementation of different concentrations of lauric acid (A), myristic acid (B), palmitic acid (C) and stearic acid (D) at 37°C and of stearic acid at 50°C (E) in the second incubation series. Means within time point with unequal letters (a, b) are different at P < 0.05. Bars represent standard errors.

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