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Study discovers a cow’s genetics determine which microbes populate its gut and produce greenhouse gas

by Futures Centre, Nov 15
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Scientists from Scotland’s Rural College have pinpointed the group of microbial genes that give the bacteria, found in cow’s guts, that produce methane. They did this by taking microbial samples from cows and comparing that to the amount of methane the cow produced.

There was a strong correlation between the quantity of the genes in the cow’s gut and the amount of methane that cow produced.


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