Identification and Quantification of Methanogenic Archaea in Adult Chicken Ceca▿
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By using molecular methods for the identification and quantification of methanogenic archaea in adult chicken ceca, 16S rRNA genes of 11 different phylotypes, 10 of which were 99% similar to Methanobrevibacter woesei, were found. Methanogen populations, as assessed by cultivation, and the 16S rRNA copy number were between 6.38 and 8.23 cells/g (wet weight) and 5.50 and 7.19 log(10)/g (wet weight), respectively.
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Saengkerdsub, S., Anderson, R. C., Wilkinson, H. H., Kim, W., Nisbet, D. J., & Ricke, S. C.