Lactobacillus agilis is an important component of the pigeon crop flora.

@article{Baele2001LactobacillusAI,
  title={Lactobacillus agilis is an important component of the pigeon crop flora.},
  author={Margo Baele and Luc A. Devriese and Freddy Haesebrouck},
  journal={Journal of applied microbiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={91 3},
  pages={
          488-91
        }
}
AIMS To examine the presence of lactic acid bacteria (LAB: enterococci, streptococci and lactobacilli) in the pigeon crop. METHODS AND RESULTS The crops of 10 pigeons were sampled and inoculated on agar plates for isolation of streptococci, enterococci and lactobacilli. The isolates were identified using tDNA-PCR. Lactobacillus agilis, a species described in 1981 from municipal sewage, was the dominant component in eight of these pigeon crop sacs. A Lactobacillus species related to L… CONTINUE READING

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