Reference : Cecal drop reflects the chickens' cecal microbiome, fecal drop does not.
Scientific journals : Article
Life sciences : Microbiology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/185046
Cecal drop reflects the chickens' cecal microbiome, fecal drop does not.
English
Pauwels, J. [> >]
Taminiau, Bernard mailto [Université de Liège > Département de sciences des denrées alimentaires (DDA) > Microbiologie des denrées alimentaires >]
Janssens, Guy [> > > >]
De Beenhouwer, M. [> >]
Delhalle, Laurent mailto [Université de Liège > Département de sciences des denrées alimentaires (DDA) > Microbiologie des denrées alimentaires >]
Daube, Georges mailto [Université de Liège > Département de sciences des denrées alimentaires (DDA) > Microbiologie des denrées alimentaires >]
Coopman, F. [> >]
2015
Journal of microbiological methods
117
164-70
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0167-7012
1872-8359
[en] Cecal drop ; cecal content ; cecal microbiota ; fecal drop
[en] Microbiota in the gastro-intestinal tract are closely related to both the intestinal and overall health of the host. Experimental chickens have always been euthanized in order to identify and quantify the bacteria in cecal content. In this study, quantification and identification of the microbial populations in cecal drop, cecal content and fecal drop samples from chickens showed that cecal drop contains a bacterial community that is very similar (concerning bacterial diversity, richness and species composition) to cecal content, as opposed to the bacterial community found in fecal drop. Cecal drop analysis thus allows for longitudinal experiments on chickens' cecal bacteria. The varying results in the analysis of fecal samples questions the method's reliability in reflecting the true cecal microbiota in chickens.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/185046
Copyright (c) 2015. Published by Elsevier B.V.

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