Philip A. Cochran

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Snakes are capable of surviving long periods without food. In this study we characterized the microbiota of a Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus), devoid of digesta, living in the wild. Pyrosequencing-based metagenomics were used to analyze phylogenetic and metabolic profiles with the aid of the MG-RAST server. Pyrosequencing of samples taken from the(More)
A. 1988. Evolutionary relationships among lamprey families: Amino acid composition analysis of lactate dehydrogenase. Beamish, R.J. 1982. Lampetra macrostoma, a new species of freshwater parasitic lamprey from the west coast of Canada. Can. Beamish, R.J. 1985. Freshwater parasitic lamprey on Vancouver Island and a theory of the evolution of the freshwater(More)
In certain species of fish, such as rainbow trout, infection by the Firmicutes Lactococcus garvieae is problematic. This organism is the causative agent of lactococcosis disease in fish, and it is also considered a potential zoonotic bacterium, since it can cause several opportunistic infections in humans. In this study, L. garvieae strain TRF1 was grown(More)
A facultatively anaerobic, Gram-stain-positive bacterium, designated ETRF1T, was found in faecal material of a timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus). Based on a comparative 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, the isolate was assigned to the genus Enterococcus. The 16S rRNA gene sequence of strain ETRF1T showed >97 % similarity to that of the type strains of(More)
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