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Rumen Microbes – A look back at 2020

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​​In honor of a great year at rumenmicrobes.utk.edu and all the microbes featured, we’ve developed this interactive collage of two selected microbes from 2020. Click or hover on the top two image hotspots​ to see them all, or visit each presentation in the link provided. ​​

Please click on the image hotspots to learn more about some selected 2020 features.

Image depicting highlighting selected microbes from 2020
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Ruminococcus species

In what appeared to be a good year for Ruminococcus coverage at rumenmicrobes.utk.edu, all the species belonging to the genus Ruminococcus were highlighted in September. These bacteria are present in the digestive and reproductive tracts of cattle. They are highly abundant and contribute to the digestive and reproductive health of the animal. View the interactive feature.

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Ruminococcus albus

This past year we learned about Ruminococcus albus. This bacterium has been linked to important rumen microbial activities such as cellulose degradation. Because of this activity, its genes have been used in the biofuel industry. View the interactive presentation.

 

Follow this link to view all of the interactive presentations for the Rumen Microbes series.