A snapshot of the rumen protozoa: Protozoal contribution toward carbohydrate metabolism

Cate Williams

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Abstract

Protozoa, along with fungi, represent the rumen eukaryotome and account for up to 50% of microbial biomass. Nonetheless, they are often overlooked. It is established that the rumen protozoa play a significant role in carbohydrate metabolism yet few of these enzymes have been identified and characterised. Enzymes previously isolated from the rumen microbiome have shown great potential for application in industry (biodiesel manufacture, the food industry, washing detergents etc.) suggesting a wealth of untapped, novel activity may be found in the rumen eukaryotes.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2018
Event11TH Rowett-INRA Conference - Gut Microbiology: No Longer The Forgotten Organ - Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Aberdeen, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Duration: 11 Jun 201814 Jun 2018
https://fems-microbiology.org/opportunities/11th-rowett-inra-conference-gut-microbiology-no-longer-forgotten-organ-11-14-june-2018-uk/

Conference

Conference11TH Rowett-INRA Conference - Gut Microbiology: No Longer The Forgotten Organ
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
CityAberdeen
Period11 Jun 201814 Jun 2018
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Keywords

  • protozoa
  • snapshot
  • metatranscriptome
  • metatranscriptomics
  • rumen
  • rumen protozoa
  • carbohydrate metabolism
  • enzymes

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