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In Vitro Response of Rumen Microbiota to the Antimethanogenic Red Macroalga Asparagopsis taxiformis

Overview of attention for article published in Microbial Ecology, October 2017
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Title
In Vitro Response of Rumen Microbiota to the Antimethanogenic Red Macroalga Asparagopsis taxiformis
Published in
Microbial Ecology, October 2017
DOI 10.1007/s00248-017-1086-8
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Authors

Lorenna Machado, Nigel Tomkins, Marie Magnusson, David J. Midgley, Rocky de Nys, Carly P. Rosewarne

Abstract

The red macroalga Asparagopsis taxiformis has been shown to significantly decrease methane production by rumen microbial communities. This has been attributed to the bioaccumulation of halogenated methane analogues produced as algal secondary metabolites. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of A. taxiformis supplementation on the relative abundance of methanogens and microbial community structure during in vitro batch fermentation. Addition of A. taxiformis (2% organic matter) or the halogenated methane analogue bromoform (5 μM) reduced methane production by over 99% compared to a basal substrate-only control. Quantitative PCR confirmed that the decrease in methane production was correlated with a decrease in the relative abundance of methanogens. High-throughput 16S ribosomal RNA gene amplicon sequencing showed that both treatments reduced the abundance of the three main orders of methanogens present in ruminants (Methanobacteriales, Methanomassiliicoccales and Methanomicrobiales). Shifts in bacterial community structure due to the addition of A. taxiformis and 5 μM bromoform were similar and concomitant with increases in hydrogen concentration in the headspace of the fermenters. With high potency and broad-spectrum activity against rumen methanogens, A. taxiformis represents a promising natural strategy for reducing enteric methane emissions from ruminant livestock.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 32 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 13 41%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 19%
Student > Bachelor 4 13%
Student > Master 2 6%
Professor 1 3%
Other 3 9%
Unknown 3 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 15 47%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 13%
Environmental Science 3 9%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 6%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 3%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 7 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 407. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 February 2019.
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