Characterization of the cecal bacteria of normal pigs.

@article{Robinson1981CharacterizationOT,
  title={Characterization of the cecal bacteria of normal pigs.},
  author={Iain M. Robinson and Milton J. Allison and J A Bucklin},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1981},
  volume={41 4},
  pages={950-5}
}
One hundred ninety-two isolates from cecal contents of three normal weaned pigs were obtained by means of anaerobic roll tube methods and were characterized. Seventy-eight percent of the isolates were gram-negative. The most numerous species isolated from each of the pigs was Bacteroides ruminicola. This species accounted for 35% of the isolates that were characterized, and Selenomonas ruminantium accounted for 21% of the isolates. Other gram-negative bacteria isolated from all three pigs were… CONTINUE READING

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