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.
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