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dc.contributor.author McCartney, Christine A.
dc.contributor.author McEwan, Neil R.
dc.contributor.author Snelling, Tim J.
dc.contributor.author Borø, Stina
dc.contributor.author Worgan, Hilary
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-01T13:40:07Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-01T13:40:07Z
dc.date.issued 2010-03-09
dc.identifier.citation McCartney , C A , McEwan , N R , Snelling , T J , Borø , S & Worgan , H 2010 , ' Isolation of Streptococcus thoraltensis from rabbit faeces ' Current Microbiology , vol 61 , no. 4 , pp. 357-360 . , 10.1007/s00284-010-9619-0 en
dc.identifier.issn 1432-0991
dc.identifier.other PURE: 172959
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/7661
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/7661
dc.description Boro, S., McCartney, C. A., Snelling, T. J., Worgan, H. J., McEwan, N. R. (2010). Isolation of Streptococcus thoraltensis from rabbit faeces. Current Microbiology, 61, (4), 357-360. IMPF: 01.51 en
dc.description.abstract Bacteria were isolated from rabbit faeces using equine caecal fluid as a growth medium. Two new isolates of the genus Streptococcus are described in terms of their biochemical properties. One of these has a 16S rRNA gene with 97.7%, and the other 98.5%, identity to Streptococcus thoraltensis. While S. thoraltensis has been described in the intestinal tract of pigs, it is generally considered to inhabit the porcine genital tract. The biochemical properties of these bacteria indicate that both new isolates showed an ability to digest xylose, an adaptation beneficial for survival in a niche where much of the nutrient supply is of plant origin. Moreover, having bacteria able to digest xylose in the digestive tract should be beneficial to the rabbit, allowing more effective utilisation and digestion of food. This work provides one of the few examples of an analysis of the physiological properties of a bacterium found in the hindgut of the rabbit. By building up a number of such studies, the mechanisms of bacterial digestion in the rabbit will become better understood. en
dc.format.extent 4 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Current Microbiology en
dc.title Isolation of Streptococcus thoraltensis from rabbit faeces en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00284-010-9619-0
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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