Molecular Ecology and Diversity in Gut Microbial Ecosystems

R. I. Mackie, Rustam Aminov, B. A. White, C. S. McSweeney

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This chapter discusses the rumen microbial ecology of ruminants and its role in digestion and metabolism. It also discusses the use of modern molecular ecology techniques based on nuclei acids (DNA or RNA) to provide molecular characterization of the gastrointestinal community.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRuminant Physiology: Digestion, Metabolism, Growth and Reproduction
Publication date2000
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


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