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Rumen methanogens and mitigation of methane emission by anti-methanogenic compounds and substances

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology, January 2017
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  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#9 of 391)
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Rumen methanogens and mitigation of methane emission by anti-methanogenic compounds and substances
Published in
Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology, January 2017
DOI 10.1186/s40104-017-0145-9
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Amlan Patra, Tansol Park, Minseok Kim, Zhongtang Yu


Methanogenic archaea reside primarily in the rumen and the lower segments of the intestines of ruminants, where they utilize the reducing equivalents derived from rumen fermentation to reduce carbon dioxide, formic acid, or methylamines to methane (CH4). Research on methanogens in the rumen has attracted great interest in the last decade because CH4 emission from ruminants contributes to global greenhouse gas emission and represents a loss of feed energy. Some DNA-based phylogenetic studies have depicted a diverse and dynamic community of methanogens in the rumen. In the past decade, researchers have focused on elucidating the underpinning that determines and affects the diversity, composition, structure, and dynamics of methanogen community of the rumen. Concurrently, many researchers have attempted to develop and evaluate interventions to mitigate enteric CH4 emission. Although much work has been done using plant secondary metabolites, other approaches such as using nitrate and 3-nitrooxy propanol have also yielded promising results. Most of these antimethanogenic compounds or substances often show inconsistent results among studies and also lead to adverse effects on feed intake and digestion and other aspects of rumen fermentation when fed at doses high enough to achieve effective mitigation. This review provides a brief overview of the rumen methanogens and then an appraisal of most of the antimethanogenic compounds and substances that have been evaluated both in vitro and in vivo. Knowledge gaps and future research needs are also discussed with a focus on methanogens and methane mitigation.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 227 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 49 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 35 15%
Researcher 33 15%
Student > Bachelor 23 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 6%
Other 36 16%
Unknown 38 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 104 46%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 25 11%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 16 7%
Environmental Science 9 4%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 3%
Other 25 11%
Unknown 42 19%

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