Progressive Colonization of Bacteria and Degradation of Rice Straw in the Rumen by Illumina Sequencing

By Yanfen Cheng, Ying Wang, Yuanfei Li, Yipeng Zhang, Tianyi Liu, Yu Wang, Thomas J. Sharpton, Weiyun Zhu

Published on 06/11/2017

One challenge facing animal production in China is the limited availability of high-quality forage. However, China generates large amounts of rice straw. This study evaluates the degradation pattern of rice straw by ruminal bacteria and identifies the bacteria that colonize rice straw during its digestion in the cow rumen.


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