Generation time in large intestine of gnotobiotic mouse

Value 30 min
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Peekhaus N, Conway T. What's for dinner?: Entner-Doudoroff metabolism in Escherichia coli. J Bacteriol. 1998 Jul180(14):3495-502. p. 3496 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID9657988
Primary Source Freter R. Mechanisms that control the microflora in the large intestine. In: Hentges D J, editor. Human intestinal microflora in health and disease. New York, N.Y: Academic Press, Inc. 1983. pp. 33–54
Comments The measured generation time of E. coli in the large intestine of a gnotobiotic mouse is 30 min, significantly faster than the 3-h half-life of the intestinal contents in mice (primary source). A gnotobiotic animal is an animal in which only certain known strains of bacteria and other microorganisms are present (wiki). See BNID 105657
Entered by Uri M
ID 105656