Generation of ammonia from non-urea sources in a faecal incubation system.

  title={Generation of ammonia from non-urea sources in a faecal incubation system.},
  author={Angela Vince and P. F. Down and J. Murison and F. J. D Twigg and O. M. Wrong},
  journal={Clinical science and molecular medicine},
  volume={51 3},
1. A 25% faecal suspension in sodium chloride solution, incubated anaerobically at 37 degrees C for 48 h, showed excellent survival of all the main groups of faecal bacteria. 2. All faecal incubation systems studied generated large amounts of ammonia, particularly those in which bacterial counts fell during incubation. As normal faeces contain negligible amounts of urea this ammonia must have been generated from sources other than urea. 3. Ammonia was also generated by faeces delivered by… 

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