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Effect of time and diet change on the bacterial community structure throughout the gastrointestinal tract and in faeces of the northern brown bandicoot, Isoodon macrourus

O'Hara, Patricia J. and Klieve, Athol V. and Murray, Peter J. and Maguire, Anita J. and Ouwerkerk, Diane and Harper, Karen (2016) Effect of time and diet change on the bacterial community structure throughout the gastrointestinal tract and in faeces of the northern brown bandicoot, Isoodon macrourus. Australian Journal of Zoology, 64 (1). p. 48. ISSN 0004-959X

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Article Link(s): http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/ZO15078

Abstract

A significant gap, in not only peramelid nutritional physiology but marsupial nutrition as a whole, is the lack of information relating to microorganisms of the gastrointestinal tract. This research is a preliminary investigation that will provide a baseline for comparisons among peramelids. The high degree of 16S rRNA gene clones identified in this research that are closely related to culturable bacteria suggests that additional research will enable a more complete description of the gastrointestinal bacteria of I. macrourus. Most identifiable clones belonged to Clostridium and Ruminococcus. This research has confirmed that the hindgut of I. macrourus, the caecum, proximal colon and distal colon, are the main sites for microbial activity.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Animal Science
Subjects:Science > Zoology
Science > Microbiology > Bacteria
Veterinary medicine > Veterinary microbiology
Deposited On:23 Jun 2016 03:41
Last Modified:23 Jun 2016 03:41

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