New Zealand scientists trying to find a cost-effective way of reducing livestock emissions of major greenhouse gases, nitrous oxide and methane, are to be given a helping hand by American researchers.
The US Department of Energy’s joint genome institute (JGI) is helping researchers have the DNA of microbes in the forestomach (rumen) of livestock animals sequenced….
AgResearch scientists Christina Moon and Graeme Attwood – who sought the sequencing – said the project would be a major triumph for the state science company.
“With no funding allocated to AgResearch for this work, the decision means it will now be conducted by the JGI free of charge,” they said in a statement.
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