Editorial: Engineering rumen metabolic pathways: where we are, and where are we heading

Emilio M Ungerfeld, CJ Newbold

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Abstract

The rumen plays a central role in the ability of ruminants to produce human edible food from resources that are otherwise not available for consumption by mankind. Fermentation in the rumen also has the potential to influence the health and well-being of both the host and humans through the nutritional quality of meat and milk, and the environment through potential deleterious environmental consequences of emissions of greenhouse gases and excessive nitrogen excretion in feces and urine. Given the importance of the rumen fermentation, it is perhaps not surprising that a great deal of effort has been devoted to investigating methods for manipulating this complex ecosystem, and the possibility of engineering rumen metabolic pathways is a highly attractive target.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2627
JournalFrontiers in Microbiology
Volume8
Early online date4 Jan 2018
DOIs
Publication statusFirst published - 4 Jan 2018

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