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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331890/deep-sequence-analysis-reveals-the-ovine-rumen-as-a-reservoir-of-antibiotic-resistance-genes
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Thomas C A Hitch, Ben J Thomas, Jessica C A Friedersdorff, Helen Ougham, Christopher J Creevey
Antibiotic resistance is an increasingly important environmental pollutant with direct consequences for human health. Identification of environmental sources of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) makes it possible to follow their evolution and prevent their entry into the clinical setting. ARGs have been found in environmental sources exogenous to the original source and previous studies have shown that these genes are capable of being transferred from livestock to humans. Due to the nature of farming and the slaughter of ruminants for food, humans interact with these animals in close proximity, and for this reason it is important to consider the risks to human health...
January 11, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331466/high-grain-diets-supplemented-with-phytogenic-compounds-or-autolyzed-yeast-modulate-ruminal-bacterial-community-and-fermentation-in-dry-cows
#2
V Neubauer, R Petri, E Humer, I Kröger, E Mann, N Reisinger, M Wagner, Q Zebeli
The feeding of concentrate-rich diets may lead to microbial imbalances and dysfermentation in the rumen. The main objective of this study was to determine the effects of supplementing phytogenic compounds (PHY) or autolyzed yeast (AY) on rumen fermentation and microbial abundance in cows intermittently fed concentrate-rich diets. The experiment was carried out as an incomplete 3 × 4 Latin square design, with 8 nonlactating rumen-fistulated Holstein-Friesian cows. The cows were randomly assigned to a concentrate diet that was either not supplemented (CON), or supplemented with PHY or AY...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330650/a-cold-adapted-endoglucanase-from-camel-rumen-with-high-catalytic-activity-at-moderate-and-low-temperatures-an-anomaly-of-truly-cold-adapted-evolution-in-a-mesophilic-environment
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Kamran Khalili Ghadikolaei, Javad Gharechahi, Kamahldin Haghbeen, Kambiz Akbari Noghabi, Ghasem Hosseini Salekdeh, Hossein Shahbani Zahiri
Endoglucanases are important enzymes in plant biomass degradation. They have current and potential applications in various industrial sectors including human and animal food processing, textile, paper, and renewable biofuel production. It is assumed that the cold-active endoglucanases, with high catalytic rates in moderate and cold temperatures, can improve the cost-effectiveness of industrial processes by lowering the need for heating and, thus, energy consumption. In this study, the endoglucanase CelCM3 was procured from a camel rumen metagenome via gene cloning and expression in Escherichia coli BL21 (DE3)...
January 12, 2018: Extremophiles: Life Under Extreme Conditions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330494/characterizing-the-bacterial-microbiota-in-different-gastrointestinal-tract-segments-of-the-bactrian-camel
#4
Jing He, Li Yi, Le Hai, Liang Ming, Wanting Gao, Rimutu Ji
The bacterial community plays important roles in the gastrointestinal tracts (GITs) of animals. However, our understanding of the microbial communities in the GIT of Bactrian camels remains limited. Here, we describe the bacterial communities from eight different GIT segments (rumen, reticulum, abomasum, duodenum, ileum, jejunum, caecum, colon) and faeces determined from 11 Bactrian camels using 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing. Twenty-seven bacterial phyla were found in the GIT, with Firmicutes, Verrucomicrobia and Bacteroidetes predominating...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330119/temporal-changes-of-the-bacterial-community-colonizing-wheat-straw-in-the-cow-rumen
#5
Wei Jin, Ying Wang, Yuanfei Li, Yanfen Cheng, Weiyun Zhu
This study used Miseq pyrosequencing and scanning electron microscopy to investigate the temporal changes in the bacterial community tightly attached to wheat straw in the cow rumen. The wheat straw was incubated in the rumens and samples were recovered at various times. The wheat straw degradation exhibited three phases: the first degradation phase occurred within 0.5 h, and the second degradation phase occurred after 6 h, with a stalling phase occurring between 0.5 and 6 h. Scanning electron microscopy revealed the colonization of the microorganisms on the wheat straw over time...
January 9, 2018: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324899/the-effects-of-high-dose-of-two-manganese-supplements-organic-and-inorganic-on-the-rumen-microbial-ecosystem
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Svetlana Kišidayová, Peter Pristaš, Michaela Zimovčáková, Monika Blanár Wencelová, Lucia Homol'ová, Katarína Mihaliková, Klaudia Čobanová, Ľubomíra Grešáková, Zora Váradyová
Little is known about the effects of the high dose and types of manganese supplements on rumen environment at manganese intake level close above the limit of 150 mg/kg of dry feed matter. The effects of high dose of two manganese supplements (organic and inorganic) on rumen microbial ecosystem after four months of treatment of 18 lambs divided into three treatment groups were studied. We examined the enzyme activities (α-amylase, xylanase, and carboxymethyl cellulase), total and differential microscopic counts of rumen ciliates, total microscopic counts of bacteria, and fingerprinting pattern of the eubacterial and ciliates population analyzed by PCR-DGGE...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323772/the-role-of-nrf2-signaling-in-counteracting-neurodegenerative-diseases
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REVIEW
Albena T Dinkova-Kostova, Rumen V Kostov, Aleksey G Kazantsev
The transcription factor Nrf2 (nuclear factor erythroid 2 p45-related factor 2) functions at the interface of cellular redox and intermediary metabolism. Nrf2 target genes encode antioxidant enzymes, and proteins involved in xenobiotic detoxification, repair and removal of damaged proteins and organelles, inflammation, and mitochondrial bioenergetics. The function of Nrf2 is altered in many neurodegenerative disorders, such as Huntington's disease, Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Friedreich's ataxia...
January 11, 2018: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318981/magnesium-homeostasis-in-cattle-absorption-and-excretion
#8
Holger Martens, Sabine Leonhard-Marek, Monika Röntgen, Friederike Stumpff
Magnesium (Mg2+) is an essential mineral without known specific regulatory mechanisms. In ruminants, plasma Mg2+ concentration depends primarily on the balance between Mg2+ absorption and Mg2+ excretion. The primary site of Mg2+ absorption is the rumen, where Mg2+ is apically absorbed by both potential-dependent and potential-independent uptake mechanisms, reflecting involvement of ion channels and electroneutral transporters, respectively. Transport is energised in a secondary active manner by a basolateral Na+/Mg2+ exchanger...
January 10, 2018: Nutrition Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316923/comparative-assessment-of-probiotics-and-monensin-in-the-prophylaxis-of-acute-ruminal-lactic-acidosis-in-sheep
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Leonardo Frasson Reis, Rejane Santos Sousa, Francisco Leonardo Costa Oliveira, Frederico Augusto Mazzocca Lopes Rodrigues, Carolina Akiko Sato Cabral Araújo, Enoch Brandão Souza Meira-Júnior, Raimundo Alves Barrêto-Júnior, Clara Satsuki Mori, Antonio Humberto Hamad Minervino, Enrico Lippi Ortolani
BACKGROUND: Acute ruminal lactic acidosis (ARLA) is a major nutritional and metabolic disorder usually characterized by excessive or non-adapted intake of diets rich in nonstructural carbohydrates. Feed additives that regulate the ruminal environment have been used to prevent ARLA, such as ionophores and, more recently, yeast culture. Thus, we aimed to compare the efficacy of a yeast-based culture (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) with that of monensin sodium in the prevention of ARLA in sheep...
January 9, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314469/beneficial-changes-in-rumen-bacterial-community-profile-in-sheep-and-dairy-calves-as-a-result-of-feeding-the-probiotic-bacillus-amyloliquefaciens-h57
#10
Benjamin J Schofield, Nancy Lachner, Oanh T Le, David M McNeill, Peter Dart, Diane Ouwerkerk, Philip Hugenholtz, Athol V Klieve
AIMS: The probiotic Bacillus amyloliquefaciens H57 increased weight gain, increased nitrogen retention and increased feed intake in ruminants when administered to the diet. This study aims to develop a better understanding of this probiotic effect by analysing changes in the rumen prokaryotic community. METHODS AND RESULTS: Sequencing the 16S rRNA gene PCR amplicons of the rumen microbiome, revealed that ewes fed H57 had a significantly different rumen microbial community structure to Control sheep...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306345/evaluation-of-the-effects-of-different-diets-on-microbiome-diversity-and-fatty-acid-composition-of-rumen-liquor-in-dairy-goat
#11
P Cremonesi, G Conte, M Severgnini, F Turri, A Monni, E Capra, L Rapetti, S Colombini, S Chessa, G Battelli, S P Alves, M Mele, B Castiglioni
Fat supplementation plays an important role in defining milk fatty acids (FA) composition of ruminant products. The use of sources rich in linoleic and α-linolenic acid favors the accumulation of conjugated linoleic acids isomers, increasing the healthy properties of milk. Ruminal microbiota plays a pivotal role in defining milk FA composition, and its profile is affected by diet composition. The aim of this study was to investigate the responses of rumen FA production and microbial structure to hemp or linseed supplementation in diets of dairy goats...
January 8, 2018: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305650/a-look-at-the-smelly-side-of-physiology-transport-of-short-chain-fatty-acids
#12
REVIEW
Friederike Stumpff
Fermentative organs such as the caecum, the colon, and the rumen have evolved to produce and absorb energy rich short chain fatty acids (SCFA) from otherwise indigestible substrates. Classical models postulate diffusional uptake of the undissociated acid (HSCFA). However, in net terms, a major part of SCFA absorption occurs with uptake of Na+ and resembles classical, coupled electroneutral NaCl transport. Considerable evidence suggests that the anion transporting proteins expressed by epithelia of fermentative organs are poorly selective and that their main function may be to transport acetate-, propionate-, butyrate- and HCO3- as the physiologically relevant anions...
January 6, 2018: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303609/buffering-agent-induced-lactose-content-increases-via-growth-hormone-mediated-activation-of-gluconeogenesis-in-lactating-goats
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L Li, M L He, Y Liu, Y S Zhang
Dairy goats are often fed a high-concentrate (HC) diet to meet their lactation demands; however, long-term concentrate feeding is unhealthy and leads to milk yield and lactose content decreases. Therefore, we tested whether a buffering agent is able to increase the output of glucose in the liver and influence lactose synthesis. Eight lactating goats were randomly assigned to two groups: one group received a HC diet (Concentrate : Forage = 6:4, HG) and the other group received the same diet with a buffering agent added (0...
January 5, 2018: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299848/kurthia-ruminicola-sp-nov-isolated-from-the-rumen-contents-of-a-holstein-cow
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Myung Kyum Kim, Eun Tae Kim, Sang Bum Kim, Ha Yeon Jeong, Beom Young Park, Sathiyaraj Srinivasan
Gram-staining-positive, motile, rod-shaped bacteria, designated as H31022T and H31024 was isolated from rumen contents of a Holstein cow. Optimum growth occurred at 25°C and pH 7.0 on R2A agar medium. Oxidase and catalase activities are positive. The 16S rRNA gene sequence (1,452 bp) of the new isolates revealed they belong to the genus Kurthia of the phylum Firmicutes. Highest gene sequence similarities were assessed to be with Kurthia massiliensis JC30T (98.4%), Kurthia senegalensis JC8ET (97.5%), and Kurthia populi 10y-14T (97...
January 2018: Journal of Microbiology / the Microbiological Society of Korea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298134/the-synergistic-effect-of-tnfa-and-il10-promoter-polymorphisms-on-genetic-predisposition-to-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#15
Irena Manolova, Lyuba Miteva, Mariana Ivanova, Todor Kundurzhiev, Rumen Stoilov, Spaska Stanilova
AIMS: We investigated the individual and combined effect of functional TNFA -308G/A and IL10 -1082G/A single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and their genotypes on the susceptibility to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in a Bulgarian population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Genotyping for -1082A/G IL10 (rs1800896) and -308G/A TNFA (rs1800629) polymorphisms was performed for 154 SLE patients and 224 healthy controls. RESULTS: An association between SLE and the rs1800629 polymorphism was established under the allelic model (allele A vs...
January 3, 2018: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295611/effects-of-gelidium-amansii-extracts-on-in-vitro-ruminal-fermentation-characteristics-methanogenesis-and-microbial-populations
#16
Shin Ja Lee, Nyeon Hak Shin, Jin Suk Jeong, Eun Tae Kim, Su Kyoung Lee, Il Dong Lee, Sung Sill Lee
OBJECTIVE: Gelidium amansii (Lamouroux) is a red alga belonging to the family Gelidaceae and is commonly found in the shallow coasts of many East Asian countries, including Korea, China, and Japan. G. amansii has traditionally been utilized as an edible alga, and has various biological activities. The objective of this study was to determine whether dietary supplementation of G. amansii could be useful for improving ruminal fermentation. METHODS: As assessed by in vitro fermentation parameters such as pH, total gas, volatile fatty acid (VFA) production, gas profile (methane, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, and ammonia), and microbial growth rate was compared to a basal diet with timothy hay...
January 2018: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295610/effect-of-rhodophyta-extracts-on-in-vitro-ruminal-fermentation-characteristics-methanogenesis-and-microbial-populations
#17
Shin Ja Lee, Nyeon Hak Shin, Jin Suk Jeong, Eun Tae Kim, Su Kyoung Lee, Sung Sill Lee
OBJECTIVE: Due to the threat of global warming, the livestock industry is increasingly interested in exploring how feed additives may reduce anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, especially from ruminants. This study investigated the effect of Rhodophyta supplemented bovine diets on in vitro rumen fermentation and rumen microbial diversity. METHODS: Cannulated Holstein cows were used as rumen fluid donors. Rumen fluid:buffer (1:2; 15 mL) solution was incubated for up to 72 h in six treatments: a control (timothy hay only), along with substrates containing 5% extracts from five Rhodophyta species (Grateloupia lanceolata [Okamura] Kawaguchi, Hypnea japonica Tanaka, Pterocladia capillacea [Gmelin] Bornet, Chondria crassicaulis Harvey, or Gelidium amansii [Lam...
January 2018: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295551/animal-based-measures-to-assess-the-welfare-of-extensively-managed-ewes
#18
Carolina Munoz, Angus Campbell, Paul Hemsworth, Rebecca Doyle
The reliability and feasibility of 10 animal-based measures of ewe welfare were examined for use in extensive sheep production systems. Measures were: Body condition score (BCS), rumen fill, fleece cleanliness, fleece condition, skin lesions, tail length, dag score, foot-wall integrity, hoof overgrowth and lameness, and all were examined on 100 Merino ewes (aged 2-4 years) during mid-pregnancy, mid-lactation and weaning by a pool of nine trained observers. The measures of BCS, fleece condition, skin lesions, tail length, dag score and lameness were deemed to be reliable and feasible...
December 24, 2017: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291262/evidence-for-the-initial-steps-of-dha-biohydrogenation-by-mixed-ruminal-microorganisms-from-sheep-involves-formation-of-conjugated-fatty-acids
#19
Noelia Aldai, Pierluigi Delmonte, Susana Alves, Rui J B Bessa, John Kramer
Incubation of DHA with sheep rumen fluid resulted in 80% disappearance in 6h. The products were analyzed as their fatty acid (FA) methyl esters by GC-FID on SP-2560 and SLB-IL111 columns. The GC-online reduction×GC and GC-MS techniques demonstrated that all DHA metabolites retained the C22 structure (no evidence of chain-shortening). Two new transient DHA products were identified; mono-trans methylene interrupted-DHA and mono-conjugated DHA (MC-DHA) isomers. Identification of MC-DHA was confirmed by their predicted elution using equivalent chain length differences from C18 FA, their molecular ions, and the 22:5 products formed which were the most abundant at 6h...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290449/lactation-response-to-soybean-meal-and-rumen-protected-methionine-supplementation-of-corn-silage-based-diets
#20
H Nursoy, M Gonzalez Ronquillo, A P Faciola, G A Broderick
Corn silage, an important forage fed to dairy cows in the United States, is energy rich but protein poor. The objectives of this experiment were to investigate the effects on production of milk and milk components of feeding corn silage-based diets with 4 levels of dietary crude protein (CP) plus rumen-protected methionine (RPM). Thirty-six cows were blocked by days in milk into 9 squares and randomly assigned to 9 balanced 4 × 4 Latin squares with four 4-wk periods. All diets were formulated to contain, as a percent of dry matter (DM), 50% corn silage, 10% alfalfa silage, 4% soyhulls, 2...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
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