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Eight strains of lactobacillus isolated from the porcine gastrointestinal tract were tested for their ability to adhere in vitro to cells collected from stratified squamous epithelium in the digestive tracts of newborn piglets. Piglets were inoculated with individual strains, and their digestive tracts were sampled at intervals to determine the colonizing(More)
Adoptive transfer of donor immunity has been demonstrated in animals after bone marrow transplantation (BMT). In humans, several autoimmune diseases have been similarly transferred. Although BMT may, per se, be associated with a modulation of the recipient's immune system, which could trigger or even cause autoimmune diseases, both animal experiments and(More)
Plasmid profiling was used to distinguish strains of lactobacilli inhabiting the digestive tract of piglets and the feces of sows. Fifteen plasmid profile types were detected among 328 isolates of lactobacilli. Plasmid profiling of lactobacilli permitted the following conclusions to be made: the maternal feces were a major source of lactobacilli colonizing(More)
A method was developed to follow a lactic acid bacterial strain, Enterococcus faecium Cernelle 68, with respect to adhesion, multiplication, colonization, and persistence in the digestive tract of mink. Also the spread of the strain in the cage was examined. When adding 5 x 10(9) c.f.u. of a rifampicin resistant mutant per kg feed, high viable counts were(More)
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