Relationship between rumen methanogens and methane production in dairy cows fed diets supplemented with a feed enzyme additive.

@article{Zhou2011RelationshipBR,
  title={Relationship between rumen methanogens and methane production in dairy cows fed diets supplemented with a feed enzyme additive.},
  author={Mi Zhou and Y-H Chung and Karen Anne Beauchemin and Lucia Holtshausen and Masahito Oba and Tim Angus McAllister and Leluo L Guan},
  journal={Journal of applied microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={111 5},
  pages={1148-58}
}
AIMS To investigate the relationship between ruminal methanogen community and host enteric methane (CH(4) ) production in lactating dairy cows fed diets supplemented with an exogenous fibrolytic enzyme additive. METHODS AND RESULTS Ecology of ruminal methanogens from dairy cows fed with or without exogenous fibrolytic enzymes was examined using PCR-denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (PCR-DGGE) analyses and quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR). The density of methanogens was not affected… CONTINUE READING