volume 71, issue 5, P430-440 2014
DOI: 10.1590/0103-9016-2013-0423
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Abstract: Enteric methane (CH 4) emissions in ruminants have attracted considerable attention due to their impact on greenhouse gases and the contribution of agricultural practices to global warming. Over the last two decades, a number of approaches have been adopted to mitigate CH 4 emissions. However, the mechanisms of methanogenesis have still not been fully defined. According to the genome sequences of M. ruminantium in the rumen and of M. AbM4 in the abomasum, the pathways of carbon dioxide (CO 2) reduction and for…

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