Structure and Function of a Nonruminant Gut: A Porcine Model

Kiyoshi Tajima, Rustam Aminov

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    In many aspects, the anatomical, physiological, and microbial diversity features of the ruminant gut are different from that of the monogastric animals. Thus, the main aim of this chapter is to give a comparative overview of the structure and function of the gastrointestinal tract of a nonruminant monogastric animal, and here it is represented by a pig model. In this chapter, we describe and discuss (i) microbial diversity in different parts of the porcine gut; (ii) differences between the ruminant and nonruminant gut; (iii) main events during colonization and succession of microbiota in the porcine gut; (iv) effects of various feed additives including antibiotics, phages, probiotics, and prebiotics on pigs; and (v) the use of the porcine model in translational medicine.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRumen Microbiology : From Evolution to Revolution
    EditorsAnil Kumar Puniya, Rameshwar Singh, Devki Nanda Kamra
    Number of pages29
    Publication date2015
    ISBN (Print)978-81-322-2400-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


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