Saturday, August 13, 2016

First public collection of bacteria from the intestine of mice

Mouse models are extensively used in pharmaceutical and medical research, and the microbes in their intestine can have an impact on research. However, there is still insufficient information available about many bacteria in mice. For the first time, a collection of cultured bacterial strains provides comprehensive information on the mouse gut microbiota: Scientists were able to isolate, characterize, and archive a hundred strains, including 15 hitherto unknown taxa.

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