This chapter focuses on the recent discovery regarding the role of the ruminant microbiome on energy harvest, methane emission, and the potential genetic factors determining its microbial composition and selection.
Table of contents
2 Core community, resilience and natural variation in rumen microbiome composition
3 Microbiome-dependent traits
4 Methane production
5 Nitrogen compounds: utilization and emission
6 Microbiome and host genetics