Bacteriophages from the forestomachs of Australian marsupials

Klieve, A. V. (1991) Bacteriophages from the forestomachs of Australian marsupials. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 57 12: 3660-3663.

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Author Klieve, A. V.
Title Bacteriophages from the forestomachs of Australian marsupials
Journal name Applied and Environmental Microbiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0099-2240
Publication date 1991-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
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Volume 57
Issue 12
Start page 3660
End page 3663
Total pages 4
Place of publication Washington, D.C.
Publisher American Society for Microbiology
Language eng
Subject 0605 Microbiology
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Abstract Bacteriophages were observed in forestomach contents from three species of Australian macropodoid marsupials possessing a foregut fermentative digestion: the eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus), the eastern wallaroo (Macropus robustus robustus), and the rufous bettong (Aepyprymnus rufescens). Forty-six morphologically distinct phage types, representing the families Myoviridae, Siphoviridae, and Podoviridae, were identified. The range of forms varied between host species. The greatest diversity of phage types was found in forestomach contents of the wallaroo, and few phage types were recorded from the rufous bettongs. It is concluded that macropodoid marsupials, in common with their eutherian counterparts, possess diverse populations of bacteriophages in their fermentative forestomachs.
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