Diversity of gut methanogens in herbivorous animals.

  title={Diversity of gut methanogens in herbivorous animals.},
  author={Benoit St-Pierre and A. D. G. Wright},
  journal={Animal : an international journal of animal bioscience},
  volume={7 Suppl 1},
The digestion of plant biomass by symbiotic microbial communities in the gut of herbivore hosts also results in the production of methane, a greenhouse gas that is released into the environment where it contributes to climate change. As methane is exclusively produced by methanogenic archaea, various research groups have devoted their efforts to investigate the population structure of symbiotic methanogens in the gut of herbivores. In this review, we summarized and compared currently available… CONTINUE READING
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