Composition of gut and oropharynx bacterial communities in Rattus norvegicus and Suncus murinus in China

  title={Composition of gut and oropharynx bacterial communities in Rattus norvegicus and Suncus murinus in China},
  author={Wen-qiao He and Yi-quan Xiong and Jing Ge and Yan-xia Chen and Xuejiao Chen and Xue-shan Zhong and Ze-jin Ou and Yu-han Gao and Ming-ji Cheng and Yun Mo and Yu-qi Wen and Min Qiu and Shu-ting Huo and Shao-wei Chen and Xue-yan Zheng and Huan He and Yong-zhi Li and Fang-fei You and Minyi Zhang and Qing Chen},
  journal={BMC Veterinary Research},
Background Rattus norvegicus and Suncus murinus are important reservoirs of zoonotic bacterial diseases. An understanding of the composition of gut and oropharynx bacteria in these animals is important for monitoring and preventing such diseases. We therefore examined gut and oropharynx bacterial composition in these animals in China. Results Proteobacteria, Firmicutes and Bacteroidetes were the most abundant phyla in faecal and throat swab samples of both animals. However, the composition of… 
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