Number of species of bacteria in the foregut of ruminant animals

Range >200 species
Organism Ruminants
Reference Matthews et al., The rumen microbiome: a crucial consideration when optimising milk and meat production and nitrogen utilisation efficiency, Gut Microbes. 2019 10(2):115-132. doi: 10.1080/19490976.2018.1505176 p.116 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID30207838
Primary Source McSweeney CS, Mackie R. Micro-organisms and ruminant digestion: state of knowledge, trends and future prospects. 2012.
Comments P.116 right column bottom paragraph: "Bacteria are the most abundant microbes in the foregut of ruminant animals, with approximately 10^10 – 10^11 cells/ml and over 200 species (primary source)."
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