Concentration of bacteria in rumen (majority are obligate anaerobes, minority facultative anaerobes)

Range total ~10^10 to 10^11: facultative anaerobes ≤~10^7 to 10^8 cells/g of rumen content
Organism Ruminants
Reference Yokoyama MG, Johnson KA: Microbiology of the rumen andintestine. In The Ruminant Animal: Digestive Physiology and Nutrition, Edited by: Church DC. Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Waveland Press1988: pp.125-144. p.125 right column bottom paragraph
Comments P.125 right column bottom paragraph: "The bacteria which are found in the rumen will number about 10^10 to 10^11 cells/g of rumen contents. The majority are obligate anaerobes, but facultative anaerobes may be present in numbers up to about 10^7 to 10^8 cells/g of rumen contents."
Entered by Uri M
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