Archaeaphage therapy to control rumen methanogens

The Archaeaphage therapy to control rumen methanogens project investigated developing a library of phages (bacterial viruses) capable of combating dominant rumen methanogens, to help reduce methane emissions from extensive livestock in Australia. For more information, please read the report summary and download a copy of the final report (B.CCH.1007) (PDF, 2.5 MB) from the Meat & Livestock Australia website.

When: 1 July 2009 to 1 December 2011

Contact: Dr Diane Ouwerkerk, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Collaborators: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and University of Queensland