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RuralNews: Breakthrough in livestock emissions

Peter Griffin posted in on February 15th, 2010.

Hamish Carnachan of Rural News reports on the recent mapping of a methanogen genome. It is hoped that the breakthrough, made by scientists from AgResearch, will contribute substantially in efforts to find ways of mitigating pastoral greenhouse gase emissions. An excerpt: (read in full here) “They have successfully mapped the genetic information of one of […]

One step closer to livestock that burp less

Peter Griffin posted in on January 28th, 2010.

Today, the first map of a rumen methanogen DNA sequence was published in the journal PLoS One, giving scientists worldwide a major new opportunity to identify methods for cutting methane emissions from cows. There was much excitement in late 2008 when it was announced that a team of PGgRC/AgResearch scientists were the first in the […]

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