Substrates used for bacterial fermentation with butyrate as endproduct

  • Domínguez Natalia
Keywords: Animal and human nutrition, butyrate, Trophic effects, microbial ecosystem


The SCFA constitute a group of molecules that contain from one to seven carbon atoms and which exist as straightor branched-chain compounds. They mainly originate from the intestinal bacterial fermentation of plant materials such as celluloses, fibres, starches and sugars for which mammals lack the necessary enzymes to split these compounds.