Blyton, Michaela; Herawati, Nur 'Aini; O'Brien, Claire; Gordon, David
Summary: The probability of detecting Escherichia coli varies between host species with different diets and body sizes. An experimental study that mimicked the effect of different carnivore body masses found that digesta transit times influence E.coli abundance. In this study, we investigated how the host's gastrointestinal dynamics affected E.coli abundance and genotype in a system that reflected an herbivorous host. Forty rats from nine litters were fed a diet high in fermentable fibre. We...[Show more]
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