Low species diversity and high interindividual variability in faeces of preterm infants as revealed by sequences of 16S rRNA genes and PCR-temporal temperature gradient gel electrophoresis profiles.

@article{Magne2006LowSD,
  title={Low species diversity and high interindividual variability in faeces of preterm infants as revealed by sequences of 16S rRNA genes and PCR-temporal temperature gradient gel electrophoresis profiles.},
  author={Fabien Magne and Michel Ab{\'e}ly and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique Boyer and Patrice Morville and Philippe Pochart and Antonia Suau},
  journal={FEMS microbiology ecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={128-38}
}
Little information regarding the composition of the gut microbiota in preterm infants is available. The purpose of this study was to investigate the bacterial diversity in faeces of preterm infants, using analysis of randomly cloned 16S rRNA genes and PCR-TTGE (temporal temperature gradient gel electrophoresis) profiles, to determine whether noncultivated bacteria represented an important part of the community. The 288 clones obtained from faecal samples of 16 preterm infants were classified… CONTINUE READING