Opportunities to improve fiber degradation in the rumen: microbiology, ecology, and genomics.

@article{Krause2003OpportunitiesTI,
  title={Opportunities to improve fiber degradation in the rumen: microbiology, ecology, and genomics.},
  author={Denis Otto Krause and Stuart Edward Denman and R. I. Mackie and Mark Morrison and Ann L Rae and Graeme T. Attwood and Christopher S. McSweeney},
  journal={FEMS microbiology reviews},
  year={2003},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={
          663-93
        }
}
The degradation of plant cell walls by ruminants is of major economic importance in the developed as well as developing world. Rumen fermentation is unique in that efficient plant cell wall degradation relies on the cooperation between microorganisms that produce fibrolytic enzymes and the host animal that provides an anaerobic fermentation chamber. Increasing the efficiency with which the rumen microbiota degrades fiber has been the subject of extensive research for at least the last 100 years… CONTINUE READING

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