Bacterial contents of the anal and castor glands of beaver (Castor canadensis)

@article{Svendsen2004BacterialCO,
  title={Bacterial contents of the anal and castor glands of beaver (Castor canadensis)},
  author={Gerald E. Svendsen and Joseph D. Jollick},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={4},
  pages={563-569}
}
Bacterial contents of both the anal gland and castor gland of the beaver (Castor canadensis) were determined. Using our culture methods, no bacteria were isolated from the castor glands, but the anal gland contained high numbers of the aerobeEscherichia coli and the anaerobeBacteroides fragilis. The latter may be represented by several variants but facilities were not available for advanced anaerobic analysis. The relative numbers of each bacterial group and the group present were constant… 

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