Diversity and abundance of the rumen and fecal methanogens in Altay sheep native to Xinjiang and the influence of diversity on methane emissions

@article{Liu2011DiversityAA,
  title={Diversity and abundance of the rumen and fecal methanogens in Altay sheep native to Xinjiang and the influence of diversity on methane emissions},
  author={Can Liu and Zhengpeng Zhu and Yu Fang Liu and Tian Jiao Guo and H. M. Dong},
  journal={Archives of Microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={194},
  pages={353-361}
}
This study aims to investigate the influence of diet roughage proportion on the methanogenic communities from the rumen and fecal samples in Altay local sheep native to Xinjiang and better understand the association of methanogenic diversity or abundance with methane emissions of the ruminants. In this study, the high roughage diet was found to cause more methane emissions for either maintenance or ad-lib group, but the total methanogenic abundance was not influenced by roughage proportion and… CONTINUE READING