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Animal-to-Animal Variation in Fecal Microbial Diversity among Beef Cattle

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http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/49582
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Abstract:
The intestinal microbiota of beef cattle are important for animal health, food safety, and methane emissions. This full-length sequencing survey of 11,171 16S rRNA genes reveals animal-to-animal variation in communities that cannot be attributed to breed, gender, diet, age, or weather. Beef communities differ from those of dairy. Core bovine taxa are identified.
Author(s):
Durso, Lisa M. , Harhay, Gregory P. , Smith, Timothy P.L. , Bono, James L. , DeSantis, Todd Z. , Harhay, Dayna M. , Andersen, Gary L. , Keen, James E. , Laegreid, William W. , Clawson, Michael L.
Subject(s):
feces , beef cattle , intestinal microorganisms , ribosomal RNA , species diversity , feedlots , cattle breeds , animal age , weather , cattle feeding , dairy cattle
Format:
p. 4858-4862.
Note:
Includes references
Source:
Applied and environmental microbiology AEM 2010 July 15, v. 76, no. 14
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Society for Microbiology
Year:
2010
Collection:
Journal Articles, USDA Authors, Peer-Reviewed
Rights:
Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.