Title: Effects of dietary inclusion of xylooligosaccharides, arabinoxylooligoscaccharides and soluble arabinoxylan on the microbial composition of caecal contents of chickens
Authors: Courtin, Christophe ×
Swennen, Katrien
Broekaert, Willem
Swennen, Quirine
Buyse, Johan
Decuypere, Eddy
Michiels, Christiaan
De Ketelaere, Bart
Delcour, Jan #
Issue Date: Nov-2008
Publisher: John wiley & sons ltd
Series Title: Journal of the science of food and agriculture vol:88 issue:14 pages:2517-2522
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Arabinoxylan (AX)-derived preparations have raised particular interest by the suggestion that they exert prebiotic properties. Therefore an in vivo experiment was conducted to study the effects of xylooligosaccharides (XOS), arabinoxylooligosaccharides (AXOS) and soluble AX (S-AX) on several groups of gut bacteria of chickens. Chickens were fed a control diet or the same diet supplemented with 2.S g kg(-1) of XOS (average degree of polymerisation (avDP) of 3, average degree of arabinose substitution (avDS) of 0.09), wheat bran-derived AXOS (avDP 9, avDS 0.34) or wheat endosperm alkali-solubilised AX (:S-AX, avDP > 6000, avDS 0.5).
ISSN: 0022-5142
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Food and Microbial Technology
Division of Livestock-Nutrition-Quality (-)
Centre of Microbial and Plant Genetics
Division of Mechatronics, Biostatistics and Sensors (MeBioS)
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