Number of prokaryotes in cattle rumen

Value 2E+15 cells/organ
Organism prokaryote
Reference William B. Whitman,*† David C. Coleman,‡ and William J. Wiebe. Prokaryotes: The unseen majority. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1998 June 9 95(12): 6578–6583.PubMed ID9618454
Primary Source Habel, R E. The Anatomy of the Domestic Animals. 5th Ed. Getty R. , editor. Philadelphia: Saunders 1975. p. 861. Hungate, R E. The Rumen and Its Microbes. New York: Academic 1966. p. 34.
Entered by Mike Springer
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