Predominant gram-positive bacteria in human feces: numbers, variety, and persistence.

@article{Gossling1974PredominantGB,
  title={Predominant gram-positive bacteria in human feces: numbers, variety, and persistence.},
  author={J Gossling and Jon M. Slack},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={1974},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={719-29}
}
The predominant gram-positive bacteria in 47 fecal specimens from 10 healthy men were studied by microscopic and cultural counts, by the characterization and tentative identification of isolates, and by the use of fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC)-conjugated globulins prepared using some of the isolates. Gram-positive bacteria averaged 10(10.5+/-0.4(sd)/g (wet weight) of feces with significant variation from host to host. Characterization of 865 isolates, all strict anaerobes and carbohydrate… CONTINUE READING