Effect of time and diet change on the bacterial community structure throughout the gastrointestinal tract and in faeces of the northern brown bandicoot, Isoodon macrourus

O'Hara, Patricia J., Klieve, Athol V., Murray, Peter J., Maguire, Anita J., Ouwerkerk, Diane and Harper, Karen (2016) Effect of time and diet change on the bacterial community structure throughout the gastrointestinal tract and in faeces of the northern brown bandicoot, Isoodon macrourus. Australian Journal of Zoology, 64 1: 48-60. doi:10.1071/ZO15078


Author O'Hara, Patricia J.
Klieve, Athol V.
Murray, Peter J.
Maguire, Anita J.
Ouwerkerk, Diane
Harper, Karen
Title Effect of time and diet change on the bacterial community structure throughout the gastrointestinal tract and in faeces of the northern brown bandicoot, Isoodon macrourus
Formatted title
Effect of time and diet change on the bacterial community structure throughout the gastrointestinal tract and in faeces of the northern brown bandicoot, Isoodon macrourus
Journal name Australian Journal of Zoology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1446-5698
0004-959X
Publication date 2016-05-31
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/ZO15078
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 64
Issue 1
Start page 48
End page 60
Total pages 13
Place of publication Clayton, VIC, Australia
Publisher C S I R O Publishing
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Formatted abstract
A significant gap, in not only peramelid nutritional physiology but marsupial nutrition as a whole, is the lack of information relating to microorganisms of the gastrointestinal tract. This research is a preliminary investigation that will provide a baseline for comparisons among peramelids. The high degree of 16S rRNA gene clones identified in this research that are closely related to culturable bacteria suggests that additional research will enable a more complete description of the gastrointestinal bacteria of I. macrourus. Most identifiable clones belonged to Clostridium and Ruminococcus. This research has confirmed that the hindgut of I. macrourus, the caecum, proximal colon and distal colon, are the main sites for microbial activity.
Keyword Northern brown bandicoot,
Isoodon macrourus
Bacterial community structure
Gastrointestinal tract
Time and diet change effect
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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