PMID: 1267446Apr 1, 1976

Intestinal microflora in rats: isolation and characterization of strictly anaerobic bacteria requiring long-chain fatty acids

Applied and Environmental Microbiology
M MorotomiM Mutai

Abstract

Three strains of strictly anaerobic bacteria, isolated from the cecal contents of rats, have strict requirements for long-chain fatty acids. The effect of exogenous fatty acids on the growth and fatty acid composition of the bacteria was examined. Biohydrogenation of linoleic acid into octadecenoic acid was observed. These observations suggest that long-chain fatty acids in the intestine are factors in controlling the localization and the population levels of indigenous bacteria in vivo in rats.

Citations

Dec 10, 2003·Canadian Journal of Microbiology·S P J BrooksM L Kalmokoff
Jan 6, 2006·Clinical and Experimental Allergy : Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology·M C Noverr, G B Huffnagle
Jan 1, 1981·Microbiology and Immunology·T WatanabeM Mutai

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