Comparison of fecal and cecal microbiotas reveals qualitative similarities but quantitative differences

@inproceedings{Stanley2015ComparisonOF,
  title={Comparison of fecal and cecal microbiotas reveals qualitative similarities but quantitative differences},
  author={Dragana Stanley and Mark S. Geier and Honglei Chen and Rick Hughes and Robert J Moore},
  booktitle={BMC Microbiology},
  year={2015}
}
The majority of chicken microbiota studies have used the ceca as a sampling site due to the specific role of ceca in chicken productivity, health and wellbeing. However, sampling from ceca and other gastrointestinal tract sections requires the bird to be sacrificed. In contrast, fecal sampling does not require sacrifice and thus allows the same bird to be sampled repeatedly over time. This is a more meaningful and preferred way of sampling as the same animals can be monitored and tracked for… CONTINUE READING
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