Exploring Rumen Microbial Circadian Biology to Improve Food Safety and SecurityAkbar Nikkhah*
Department of Animal Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Zanjan, Zanjan, Iran
- *Corresponding Author:
- Akbar Nikkhah
Chief Highly Distinguished Professor
Department of Animal Sciences
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
University of Zanjan, Zanjan 313-45195, Iran
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: October 01, 2015 Accepted date: October 05, 2015 Published date: October 08, 2015
Citation: Nikkhah A (2015) Exploring Rumen Microbial Circadian Biology to Improve Food Safety and Security. J Adv Dairy Res. 3:e129. doi: 10.4172/2329-888X.1000e129
Copyright: © 2015 Nikkhah A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This perspective article introduces an innovative roadmap for research and farm application based on optimizing rumen microbial circadian biology to help minimize metabolic disorders and foodproducing ruminant health and efficiency. Suitable feedstuffs must be fed at optimal times of the circadian phase in optimal relation to milking and housing management. Certain microbial populations may be negatively sensitive to given combinations of sugars, starches, proteins and fats. Discovering optimal harmonies amongst circadian rhythms of ruminant, rumen, and their environmental management is key towards improving food safety and security for humans in the new era.