six microscopic images of various microbes

Ruminococcus flavefaciens

The ruminococci are an important group of bacteria inhabiting the rumen and are a major area of study.​ ​ Visit the interactive presentation.

Prevotella ruminicola

Prevotella are one of the largest groups of bacteria within the rumen, and are found within the gut of many species. Visit the interactive presentation.

Neocallimastix frontalis

Our first anaerobic genus of fungi microb featured, Neocallimastix frontalis. Anaerobic fungi isolated from the rumen are well known for their ability to degrade fiber.  Visit the featured interactive presentation.

Methanobrevibacter ruminantium

A highlighted microbe featured a methane-producing species of archaea, Methanobrevibacter ruminantium. Mbb. ruminantium was the first methanogenic archaeal species to have its genome fully sequenced and has been studied extensively to reduce methane emissions from ruminants. View the featured interactive presentation.

Dasytricha ruminantium

D. ruminantium are the most thoroughly studied ruminal ciliate.  View the featured interactive presentation.

Staphylococcus epidermidis

Staphylococcus epidermidis are among many bacteria found in the rumen of reindeer. Reindeer are one of several highly efficient ruminant animals, able to survive off of highly fibrous lichens and Arctic plants found within their harsh habitats. Visit the interactive presentation.