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Identification of Ruminococcus flavefaciens as the Predominant Cellulolytic Bacterial Species of the Equine Cecum

Authors
  • Veronique Julliand
  • Albane de Vaux
  • Liliane Millet
  • Gerard Fonty
Publisher
American Society for Microbiology
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1999
Source
PMC
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Abstract

Detection and quantification of cellulolytic bacteria with oligonucleotide probes showed that Ruminococcus flavefaciens was the predominant species in the pony and donkey cecum. Fibrobacter succinogenes and Ruminococcus albus were present at low levels. Four isolates, morphologically resembling R. flavefaciens, differed from ruminal strains by their carbohydrate utilization and their end products of cellobiose fermentation.

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