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Kohn, Richard A.

Works: 4 works in 11 publications in 1 language and 69 library holdings
Roles: Editor, Author
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Most widely held works by Richard A Kohn
Livestock production and climate change by P. K Malik( )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 395-paged-book aims to raise awareness among scientists, academics, students, livestock farmers and policy makers of the twin inter-related and inter-dependent complex mechanisms of livestock rearing and climate change. The contents are divided into sections: one on livestock production, one on climate change and one on enteric methane amelioration. In the first section, decisive issues such as current feed and fodder demand, the effect of climate change on feed availability and quality, projections for 2030, water requirement, etc., have been dealt in order. Given the due importance to abiotic stress, nitrogen emissions and phosphorus pollution, well-designed individual chapters are arranged in this section that suggest the appropriate corrective measures for these global glitches. As ruminants thrive mainly on fibrous feed material, particularly in the developing world, the special topics on metagenomics and proteomics are positioned in this section for the effective use of these emerging approaches in fibre degradation. As stated earlier, livestock production and climate change are amalgamated through complex mechanisms, and one affects the other in many ways. Therefore, in the section on climate change, an attempt is made to address the interspersed link under seven chapters, focusing on the carbon footprint of producing food of animal origin, carbon sequestration, livestock diversity, animal reproduction, meat production and the role of indigenous livestock in the changing climatic scenario. Exclusive attention is given to enteric methane emission in the final section for being the critical factor in climate change, and is deliberated under nine different chapters converging on status, thermodynamics, feeding and biological interventions to address the problem and to achieve practically viable reduction levels for minimizing the impact of global warming and saving biological energy that can be directed towards productive functions. It is hoped that the comprehensive, compact and up-to-date information contained in this book will empower animal scientists to cope with the climate change issue
In vitro methods to determine protein degradation of feeds for ruminants by R. A Kohn( )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Effect of intestinal blood flow on absorptive site blood flow and intestinal absorption of Lysine as examined in situ in the bovine by R. A Kohn( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Using the second law of thermodynamics for enrichment and isolation of microorganisms to produce fuel alcohols or hydrocarbons( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract: Fermentation of crops, waste biomass, or gases has been proposed as a means to produce desired chemicals and renewable fuels. The second law of thermodynamics has been shown to determine the net direction of metabolite flow in fermentation processes. In this article, we describe a process to isolate and direct the evolution of microorganisms that convert cellulosic biomass or gaseous CO2 and H2 to biofuels such as ethanol, 1-butanol, butane, or hexane (among others). Mathematical models of fermentation elucidated sets of conditions that thermodynamically favor synthesis of desired products. When these conditions were applied to mixed cultures from the rumen of a cow, bacteria that produced alcohols or alkanes were isolated. The examples demonstrate the first use of thermodynamic analysis to isolate bacteria and control fermentation processes for biofuel production among other uses. Highlights: Thermodynamics determines net metabolite flow in fermentation processes. Gibbs energy change (∆ G ) must be negative for reactions supporting microbial growth. ∆ G was calculated for different fermentation conditions and products. Under certain conditions, ∆ G was negative for making alcohols or alkanes. Under these conditions, organisms were isolated for biofuel production
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Kohn, Richard A.

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