Fraction of rumen microbiome biomass that is ciliate protozoa

Range ≤50 %
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.1 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID31281883
Primary Source [6] Henderson G et al., Rumen microbial community composition varies with diet and host, but a core microbiome is found across a wide geographical range. Sci Rep. 2015 Oct 9 5 :14567. doi: 10.1038/srep14567PubMed ID26449758
Method Primary source abstract: "Rumen and camelid foregut microbial community composition was determined in 742 samples from 32 animal species and 35 countries, to estimate if this was influenced by diet, host species, or geography."
Comments P.1 right column 2nd paragraph: "Ciliate protozoa, at up to about half the biomass, consist of species that occur uniquely in the rumen (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 117087