Heterogeneous development of methanogens and the correlation with bacteria in the rumen and cecum of sika deer (Cervus nippon) during early life suggest different ecology relevance

Abstract Background Enteric methane from the ruminant livestock is a significant source in global greenhouse gas emissions, which is mainly generated by the methanogens inhabiting the rumen and cecum. Sika deer (Cervus nippon) not only produces less methane than bovine, but they also harbor a distin...

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Main Authors: Zhipeng Li, Xiaoxu Wang, Ting Zhang, Huazhe Si, Chao Xu, André-Denis G. Wright, Guangyu Li
Format: Article
Published: BMC 2019-06-01
Series:BMC Microbiology
Online Access:http://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s12866-019-1504-9