Host genetics exerts lifelong effects upon hindgut microbiota and its association with bovine growth and immunity

Project Type: Graduate Student
Funds awarded in 2019: $16,266.00
Projected End Date: 08/31/2021
Grant Recipient: University of Florida
Region: Southern
State: Florida
Graduate Student:
Major Professor:
Dr. Kwangcheol Jeong
University of Florida
Description:
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.
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Peer-reviewed Journal Article
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