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Reducing rumen complexity to its essential components to understand and modulate ecosystem structure and function

Project description

Understanding ruminants’ microbes to protect the environment

Ruminants are animals requiring complex microbial communities to digest plant fibers. The EU-funded RuMinimum aims to understand how the ruminant and its microbes coexist and how the microbial community sustains the life of its host. The project will be based on a research platform which will involve germ-free ruminant animals, modeling, genomics, metabolomics, as well as animal and microbial physiology. Eventually, the project will provide knowledge on how to modulate the physiology of ruminants towards a better feed efficiency, leading to a lower methane production.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-COG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-COG - Consolidator Grant

Host institution

BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Address
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84105 Beer Sheva
Israel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 437 500

Beneficiaries (1)

BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Israel
EU contribution
€ 2 437 500
Address
.
84105 Beer Sheva
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments