The influence of the cage system and colonisation of Salmonella Enteritidis on the microbial gut flora of laying hens studied by T-RFLP and 454 pyrosequencing

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In the EU conventional cages for laying hens are forbidden beginning in January 2012, however concerns about a higher transmission rate of Salmonella in alternative cages systems have been raised. The extent to which cage systems may affect the intestinal microbiota of laying hens is not known, and different microbiota may demonstrate different resistance… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2180-11-187

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@inproceedings{Nordentoft2011TheIO, title={The influence of the cage system and colonisation of Salmonella Enteritidis on the microbial gut flora of laying hens studied by T-RFLP and 454 pyrosequencing}, author={Steen Nordentoft and Lars M\olbak and Lotte Bjerrum and Jantina De Vylder and Filip van Immerseel and K. K. Pedersen}, booktitle={BMC Microbiology}, year={2011} }