Synthesized by a variety of plants and organisms.
- There is a growing interest in using betaine as a
feed additive in the diets of poultry.
osmotic stress and allowed them to continue
that would normally inactivate the cell.
to osmotic sterss.
- In such instance water is pulled out of the cell
because of a higher concentration of salts or
solutes outside the cells.
- This loss of water can cause the cells to shrink in volume and if this water loss is not correcte the cell will eventually die.
-Although poultry do not have a specific requirment for betaine the osmolytic property
of betaine be beneficial to heat stress birds.