Growth advantage of fast lactose-fermenting mutants of slow lactose-fermenting coliform bacteria in gnotobiotic rats and mice.

@article{Wilkins1971GrowthAO,
  title={Growth advantage of fast lactose-fermenting mutants of slow lactose-fermenting coliform bacteria in gnotobiotic rats and mice.},
  author={T. D. Wilkins and J A Franzese},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={1971},
  volume={4 6},
  pages={780-2}
}
When germ-free rats or mice were mono-associated with either Escherichia coli lac(-) (ATCC 15939) or a slow lactose-fermenting coliform (Paracolobactrum coliforme ATCC 11605), fast lactose-fermenting mutants overgrew the parent organisms. 

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