In European cattle, E. cellulosolvens is one of the more predominant cellulolytic bacteria in the rumen. It is also found in wide prevalence in the Netherlands and South Africa (Prins et al, 1972). Photo courtesy of Morning Chores.
This bacterium, while present in low levels in the rumen, still plays an important role in fibrolytic and cellulolytic activity, allowing for digestion of feedstuffs such as clover or alfalfa hay. Photo courtesy of The Horse.
This bacterium’s primary fermentation products are hydrogen, formate, butyrate, and lactate, with lactate being the most readily produced (Prins et al, 1972). Photo courtesy of Jennifer Hulsey/CDC.
Current research involving E. cellulosolvens and the enzymes it produces have found that the bacterium is a good candidate for industry usage due to its high pH range and stability (Park et al, 2018). Photo adapted from ruminantdigestivesystem.com.