Gorilla gorilla gorilla gut: a potential reservoir of pathogenic bacteria as revealed using culturomics and molecular tools

@inproceedings{Bittar2014GorillaGG,
  title={Gorilla gorilla gorilla gut: a potential reservoir of pathogenic bacteria as revealed using culturomics and molecular tools},
  author={Fadi Bittar and Mamadou Bhoye Keita and Jean-Christophe Lagier and Martine Peeters and Eric Delaporte and Didier Raoult},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2014}
}
Wild apes are considered to be the most serious reservoir and source of zoonoses. However, little data are available about the gut microbiota and pathogenic bacteria in gorillas. For this propose, a total of 48 fecal samples obtained from 21 Gorilla gorilla gorilla individuals (as revealed via microsatellite analysis) were screened for human bacterial pathogens using culturomics and molecular techniques. By applying culturomics to one index gorilla and using specific media supplemented by… CONTINUE READING
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