Type: Chapter

Host-rumen microbiome interactions and influences on feed conversion efficiency (FCE), methane production and other productivity traits


Elie Jami Itzhak Mizrahi

Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Publication date:

22 June 2020

ID: 9781786768056

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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

  • 1 Introduction
  • 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
  • 7 References