Prospecting the rumen protozoa for novel enzymes using metagenomic techniques

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Abstract

Protozoa, along with fungi, represent the rumen eukaryotome and
account for up to 50% of microbial biomass[1]. Nonetheless, they are often
overlooked. It is inferred that rumen protozoa play a role in lipid, protein
and fibre metabolism, however, few of these enzymes have been
identified and characterised[2]. 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 in the rumen eukaryotes.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventMicrobiology Society Annual Conference 2017 - EICC, Edinburgh, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Duration: 03 Apr 201706 Apr 2017
https://microbiologysociety.org/event/annual-conference/annual-conference-2017.html

Conference

ConferenceMicrobiology Society Annual Conference 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
CityEdinburgh
Period03 Apr 201706 Apr 2017
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Keywords

  • rumen
  • protozoa
  • metagenome
  • metagenomics
  • metatranscriptomics
  • metatranscriptome
  • bacteria
  • Ruminant
  • enzymes
  • lipid
  • carbohydrate metabolism

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