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Unique aspects of fiber degradation by the ruminal ethanologen Ruminococcus albus 7 revealed by physiological and transcriptomic analysis

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Genomics, January 2014
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Title
Unique aspects of fiber degradation by the ruminal ethanologen Ruminococcus albus 7 revealed by physiological and transcriptomic analysis
Published in
BMC Genomics, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2164-15-1066
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Melissa R Christopherson, John A Dawson, David M Stevenson, Andrew C Cunningham, Shanti Bramhacharya, Paul J Weimer, Christina Kendziorski, Garret Suen

Abstract

Bacteria in the genus Ruminococcus are ubiquitous members of the mammalian gastrointestinal tract. In particular, they are important in ruminants where they digest a wide range of plant cell wall polysaccharides. For example, Ruminococcus albus 7 is a primary cellulose degrader that produces acetate usable by its bovine host. Moreover, it is one of the few organisms that ferments cellulose to form ethanol at mesophilic temperatures in vitro. The mechanism of cellulose degradation by R. albus 7 is not well-defined and is thought to involve pilin-like proteins, unique carbohydrate-binding domains, a glycocalyx, and cellulosomes. Here, we used a combination of comparative genomics, fermentation analyses, and transcriptomics to further clarify the cellulolytic and fermentative potential of R. albus 7.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Unknown 55 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 36%
Student > Master 10 18%
Researcher 6 11%
Student > Bachelor 6 11%
Professor 4 7%
Other 7 13%
Unknown 3 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 28 50%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 20%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 5%
Environmental Science 2 4%
Computer Science 1 2%
Other 4 7%
Unknown 7 13%

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