Number of e. coli in colon of germ free mice

Range 10^8-10^9 cells/gram
Organism Mouse Mus musculus
Reference Hartl DL, Dykhuizen DE. The population genetics of Escherichia coli. Annu Rev Genet. 1984 18: pp. 36PubMed ID6099090
Primary Source Berg RD, Savage DC. Immune responses of specific pathogen-free and gnotobiotic mice to antigens of indigenous and nonindigenous microorganisms. Infect Immun. 1975 Feb11(2):pp. 325 table 3PubMed ID1089600
Method Strains of indigenous Escherichia coli, Bacteroides, and Lactobacillus were isolated from the gastrointestinal tracts of specific pathogen-free (SPF) mice.
Entered by Uri M
ID 102539