The community structure of Methanomassiliicoccales in the rumen of Chinese goats and its response to a high-grain diet


The newly proposed methanogenic order ‘Methanomassiliicoccales’ is the second largest archaeal population in the rumen, second only to the Methanobrevibacter population. However, information is limited regarding the community of this new order in the rumen. This study used real-time PCR and 454 pyrosequencing to explore the abundance and community… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s40104-017-0178-0


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