Jamie MJ Weaver

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When continuously cultured ruminal microbes were given orchardgrass hay and sufficient sulfuric acid or hydrochloric acid to maintain a pH of 5.5, fermentation and numbers of protozoa were reduced compared with cultures whose pH was controlled with phosphoric acid. Likewise, when sulfur-deficient, purified diets were supplied to cultures, less methane (mmol(More)
Two strains of Ruminococcus flavefaciens were studied. Each grew in a chemically defined minimal medium containing: minerals; ammonium sulfate as a nitrogen source; amino acids as a nitrogen source, a growth promotant(s) or as both; cellobiose as an energy and carbon source; isobutyric acid, isovaleric acid, carbonic acid, and bicarbonate as additional(More)
In many fields it is now desirable to sequence large panels of genes for mutation, to aid management of patients. The need for extensive sample preparation means that current approaches for assessing mutation status in the clinical setting are limited. A recent publication demonstrates a single-step, targeted, true single-molecule sequencing approach to(More)
The predominant cellulolytic ruminal bacteria isolated from microbial populations supplied diets containing cellulose as an energy source and essentially devoid of amino acids or rapidly fermentable carbohydrates were shown to require branched-chain acid(s) for growth.
Eight strains of cellulolytic cocci were isolated from a 10(-8) dilution of rumen ingesta and were presumptively identified as Ruminococcus flavefaciens. Four strains were isolated from a steer fed a purified diet which contained isolated soy protein, and four strains were isolated from a steer fed a purified diet which contained urea. Certain growth factor(More)
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