Separating fibre from feed – the role of gut fungi in ruminant digestion

Project Details


Project investigating the molecular effects of ruminant gut fungi activity on animal feed during its digestion, and exploring changes in gut fungal community composition or abundance to increase speed or completeness of digestion. In vitro cultivations of gut fungi with animal feeds as grass silage will be performed, following time-points along the life cycle of the gut fungi. Feed material will be analysed using a combination of standard dietary fibre analysis and carbohydrate epitope detection, the last of which will be enabled by a AKTA chromatography system obtained for this project.
Effective start/end date1/03/211/03/22


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