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Characterisation of and immunity to the aerobic bacteria found in the pouch of the brushtail possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Deakin, Janine; Cooper, Desmond W


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]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1016/S0147-9571(03)00013-4


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