Increase in calorie intake required to maintain body weight in germ-free rats

Value 30 %
Organism Rat Rattus norvegicus
Reference Hooper LV, Gordon JI. Commensal host-bacterial relationships in the gut. Science. 2001 May 11292(5519):1115-8.PubMed ID11352068
Primary Source Wostmann BS, Larkin C, Moriarty A, Bruckner-Kardoss E. Dietary intake, energy metabolism, and excretory losses of adult male germfree Wistar rats. Lab Anim Sci. 1983 Feb33(1):46-50.PubMed ID6834773
Comments Compared to conventional rodents (possessing their ‘normal’ gut flora)
Entered by Uri M
ID 102389