Repeated ruminal dosing of Ruminococcus spp. does not result in persistence, but changes in other microbial populations occur that can be measured with quantitative 16S-rRNA-based probes.

@article{Krause2001RepeatedRD,
  title={Repeated ruminal dosing of Ruminococcus spp. does not result in persistence, but changes in other microbial populations occur that can be measured with quantitative 16S-rRNA-based probes.},
  author={Denis Otto Krause and Rowan J. Bunch and Laurance L Conlan and Paul M Kennedy and Wendy J M Smith and R. I. Mackie and Christopher S. McSweeney},
  journal={Microbiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={147 Pt 7},
  pages={1719-29}
}
Digestibility of fibre in ruminants may be improved by the introduction of highly fibrolytic strains of ruminal bacteria. This approach may be feasible if, for example, strains of Ruminococcus that are significantly more fibrolytic than the normal population of Ruminococcus are used for inoculation purposes. Introduced strains of bacteria, irrespective of ecosystem, often decline after inoculation, and in this study, highly fibrolytic strains of Ruminococcus were continuously dosed to ensure… CONTINUE READING