Project Type: Graduate Student
Funds awarded in 2019: $16,266.00
Projected End Date: 08/31/2021
Grant Recipient: University of Florida
Dr. Kwangcheol Jeong
University of Florida
With the support of the SARE grant, we evaluated the difference in the gut microbiota composition between Brahman and Angus cattle throughout the production lifecycle using the multibreed Angus-Brahman herd, which contributes to the variation in immune function and growth rate between the two breeds. We identified disease-resistant Brahman cattle harbored a higher abundance of beneficial butyrate-producing bacteria (e.g., Roseburia and Oscillospira) throughout life. These results shed light on developing potential probiotics from the butyrate producers.
Peer-reviewed Journal Article
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This product is associated with the project "Developing Efficient Probiotics for Microbiota of Diarrhea-Resistant Livestock"