Composition of rumen microbiome

Range prokaryotes 454: protozoa 12: fungi 46 species
Organism Cow Bos Taurus
Reference Wallace RJ et al., A heritable subset of the core rumen microbiome dictates dairy cow productivity and emissions. Sci Adv. 2019 Jul 3 5(7):eaav8391. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aav8391 p.2 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID31281883
Method Abstract: "A 1000-cow study across four European countries was undertaken to understand to what extent ruminant microbiomes can be controlled by the host animal and to identify characteristics of the host rumen microbiome axis that determine productivity and methane emissions."
Comments P.2 right column bottom paragraph: "Taxonomic analysis revealed a core group of rumen microbes [512 species-level microbial operation taxonomic units (OTUs), 454 prokaryotes, 12 protozoa, and 46 fungi] present in at least 50% of animals within each of the seven farms studied (Fig. 1A). The group comprised 11 prokaryotic orders, 1 fungal order, and 2 protozoal orders that share some similarity with published core microbial communities (data S2 to S4) (refs 6, 15)."
Entered by Uri M
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