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Metagenomic assessment of the functional potential of the rumen microbiome in Holstein dairy cows

By Dipti W. Pitta, Nagaraju Indugu, Sanjay Kumar, Bonnie Vecchiarelli, Rohini Sinha, Linda D. Baker, Bhima Bhukya, James D. Ferguson

Published on 08/10/2018

Milk yields are different between the first and subsequent lactations. This fact led researchers to investigate if there was also a difference in rumen microbiotaGlossaryView allMicrobiota
A microbiota is the whole of the ecosystem (bacteria, yeast, fungi and viruses) living in a specific environment. Intestinal microbiota was previously called “intestinal flora.”
. Using meta-genomics, a team from the University of Pennsylvania showed how the dairy cow ruminal microbiomeGlossaryView allMicrobiota
A microbiota is the whole of the ecosystem (bacteria, yeast, fungi and viruses) living in a specific environment. Intestinal microbiota was previously called “intestinal flora.”
evolves across lactations — and may have a significant role in milk production.

 

Discover the abstract here.