Wolfgang-Bernhard Souffrant

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This study aimed to characterize the intestinal yeasts in weaning piglets and to establish their possible relationships with main bacterial groups. German Landrace piglets were weaned (WP, n=32) at 28 days of age or kept with the dams until day 39 without creep feed (UP, n=32). The experiment was performed at an experimental and a commercial farm (CF).(More)
Weaning triggers an adaptation of the gut function including luminal lactate generation by lactobacilli, depending on gastrointestinal site. We hypothesized that both lactobacilli and lactate influence porcine intestinal epithelial cells. In vivo experiments showed that concentration of lactate was significantly higher in gastric, duodenal and jejunal chyme(More)
Kazachstania slooffiae is the dominating yeast in pig’s gut. No methods others than cultivation were applied for enumeration of yeasts within this ecosystem. Therefore, the aim of this study was to develop a real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) assay to quantitate total yeasts and K. slooffiae in the porcine gut. This work demonstrated(More)
Kazachstania slooffiae is a porcine intestinal yeast whose role in the intestinal environment is largely unexplored. Therefore, the impact of K. slooffiae on growth performance, intestinal microbial metabolites and the microbiota of weaned piglets was investigated in this study. Forty-eight German Landrace pigs were weaned at day 27 or 28 of life and(More)
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