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. and Klieve, Athol V. and Murray, Peter J. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1143-1706 and Maguire, Anita J. and 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). pp. 48-60. ISSN 0004-959X


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.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences (1 Jul 2013 - 5 Sep 2019)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences (1 Jul 2013 - 5 Sep 2019)
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2021 01:35
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2021 00:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: bacteria (microorganisms); clostridium; brown bandicoots; Isoodon macrourus; metatheria; peramelidae; ruminococcus
Fields of Research (2008): 06 Biological Sciences > 0606 Physiology > 060699 Physiology not elsewhere classified
05 Environmental Sciences > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050199 Ecological Applications not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3103 Ecology > 310302 Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3103 Ecology > 310303 Ecological physiology
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified
D Environment > 96 Environment > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960599 Ecosystem Assessment and Management not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1899 Other environmental management > 189999 Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1071/ZO15078
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/41310

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