Definitions for "Ruminants"
Keywords:  cud, deer, rumen, hoofs, chew
hoofed, even-toed, cud-chewing mammals such as cattle, bison, and deer.
Grazing animals with complex digestive systems that enable them to convert grass and other roughage into meat and milk.
animals that have a rumen in their digestive system; the bacteria in a rumen convert nitrate to nitrite.
Keywords:  lauvergne, evol, cognosag, miller, sel
Broad TE, Dolling CHS, Lauvergne JJ, Miller P. Revised COGNOSAG guidelines for gene nomenclature in ruminants 1998. Genet Sel Evol. 1999;31:263-268.