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Title: Enumeration of Bifidobacteria in Gastrointestinal Samples from Piglets
Contributor(s): Mikkelsen, L  (author); Bendixen, C (author); Jakobsen, M (author); Jensen, BB (author)
Publication Date: 2003
DOI: 10.1128/AEM.69.1.654-658.2003
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Abstract: The population of Bifidobacterium spp. in fecal samples from suckling piglets was investigated, and Beerens, raffinose-bifidobacterium (RB), and modified Wilkins-Chalgren (MW) agar media were evaluated with regard to the enumeration of bifidobacteria in porcine intestinal samples. The results demonstrated that the population of bifidobacteria in the feces of suckling piglets is numerically low, and a phylogenetic analysis of the 16S rRNA gene from bifidobacterial isolates suggested that a possibly new Bifidobacterium species was isolated. Beerens, RB, and MW agar media were not selective for bifidobacteria in the fecal samples. The highest recovery and diversity of bifidobacteria were obtained for MW agar. Nonbifidobacterial isolates from the three agar media were identified and may contribute to the future formulation of improved selective media for the enumeration of bifidobacteria.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 69(1), p. 654-658
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
Place of Publication: United States
ISSN: 0099-2240
Field of Research (FOR): 060504 Microbial Ecology
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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