Identification and quantification of methanogenic Archaea in adult chicken ceca. Academic Article uri icon


  • 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.

published proceedings

  • Appl Environ Microbiol

altmetric score

  • 6

author list (cited authors)

  • Saengkerdsub, S., Anderson, R. C., Wilkinson, H. H., Kim, W., Nisbet, D. J., & Ricke, S. C.

citation count

  • 76

complete list of authors

  • Saengkerdsub, Suwat||Anderson, Robin C||Wilkinson, Heather H||Kim, Woo-Kyun||Nisbet, David J||Ricke, Steven C

publication date

  • January 2007