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Effect of diet and gut dynamics on the establishment and persistence of Escherichia coli

O'Brien, Claire; Gordon, David


Escherichia coli population dynamics and diversity in rats fed diets differing in their crude fibre content were assessed. Female Wistar rats (n=40) were fed diets containing 1, 4, 18 or 26% crude fibre. Animals were housed in pairs, and one animal was inoculated with a phylogroup B1 strain of E. coli, the other with a phylogroup B2 strain. Natural strain transmission was allowed to occur between the animals in each cage. As expected, the diets had a significant effect on gut dynamics. Mean gut...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Microbiology (UK)
DOI: 10.1099/mic.0.047092-0


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