Characterisation of and immunity to the aerobic bacteria found in the pouch of the brushtail possum Trichosurus vulpecula
The bacterial composition of the brustail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) pouch was characterized throughout the reproductive cycle using brushtails from an Australian captive breeding colony (45 swabs) and a wild population in New Zealand (26 swabs). Gram-positive coccal species predominate throughout the reproductive cycle. Enteric Gram-negative rods, particularly Escherichia coli, were most prevalent when a pouch young was present and was most likely the result of faecal contamination from...[Show more]
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