1887

Abstract

SUMMARY: Bacteria were found in the alimentary tract of 40 pouch-young, ranging in age from 1 to 157 days, and within the marsupium of six adult females of Colonization of the neonate’s intestine occurred soon after birth; and were frequently isolated from the intestines of pouch-young of all ages. Other micro-organisms present, but infrequently encountered, were sp., and Protozoan cilliates were present in the stomachs of pouch-young older than 150 days.

The pouch of non-lactating and lactating adults harboured a variety of bacteria, but in one female expecting a birth the pouch flora was absent.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journal/micro/10.1099/00221287-70-3-437
1972-05-01
2021-10-18
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

/deliver/fulltext/micro/70/3/mic-70-3-437.html?itemId=/content/journal/micro/10.1099/00221287-70-3-437&mimeType=html&fmt=ahah

References

  1. Block M. 1964; The blood forming tissues and blood of the newborn opossum {Didelphys virginiam).I. Normal development through about the one-hundredth day of life. Ergebnisse der Anatomic und Entwicklungsgeschichte 37:1–237
    [Google Scholar]
  2. Donaldson R. M.Jun 1968; Role of indigenous enteric bacteria in intestinal function and disease. In Handbook of Physiology Section 6 Alimentary Canal pp. 2807–2837 Washington: American Physiological Society;
    [Google Scholar]
  3. Keast D. 1968; Runting syndromes, autoimmunity, and neoplasia. In Advances in Cancer Research 2 pp. 43–71 New York: Academic Press;
    [Google Scholar]
  4. McIntire K. R., Sell S., Miller J.F.A.P. 1964; Pathogenesis of the post-neonatal thymectomy wasting syndrome. Nature; London: 204151–155
    [Google Scholar]
  5. Miller I., Sterzl J., Kosta J., Lang A. 1967; Effect of antigens of the intestinal flora on the development of specific and non-specific reactions in newborns of different species. In Bacterial Endotoxins pp. 291–305 Landy M., Braun W. Edited by New Jersey: Quinn & Bodan;
    [Google Scholar]
  6. Miller J.F.A.P., Osoba D. 1967; Current concepts of immunological function of the thymus. Physiological Reviews 47:437–520
    [Google Scholar]
  7. Moir R. J. 1968; Ruminant digestion and evolution. In Handbook of Physiology. Section 6 Alimentary Canal pp. 2673–2694 Washington: American Physiological Society;
    [Google Scholar]
  8. Smith H. W. 1965; The development of the flora of the alimentary tract in young animals. Journal of Pathology and Bacteriology 90:495–513
    [Google Scholar]
  9. Smith H. W., Crabb W. E. 1961; The faecal bacterial flora of animals and man: its development in the young. Journal of Pathology and Bacteriology 82:53–66
    [Google Scholar]
  10. Waring H., Moir R. J., Tyndale-Biscoe C. H. 1966; Comparative physiology of marsupials. In Advances in Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry 2 pp. 237–376 Lowenstein O. Edited by New York: Academic Press;
    [Google Scholar]
  11. Wilson R., Sjodin K., Bealmear M. 1964; Absence of wasting in thymectomised germfree (axenic) mice. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine 117:237–241
    [Google Scholar]
  12. Yadav M. 1969 The thymus glands of the quokka (Setonix brachyurus) and their role in immunological processes Ph.D. Thesis University of Western Australia:
    [Google Scholar]
  13. Yadav M. 1971; The transmission of antibodies across the gut of pouch-young marsupials. Immunology 21:839–851
    [Google Scholar]
  14. Yadav M., Eadie M., Stanley N. F. 1972; Maternal transfer of immunoglobulins in a marsupial, Setonix brachyurus. Australian Journal of Experimental Biology and Medical science in the press
    [Google Scholar]
  15. Yadav M., Papadimitriou J. M. 1969; The ultrastructure of neonatal thymus of a marsupial, Setonix brachyurus. Australian Journal of Experimental Biology and Medical science 47:653–668
    [Google Scholar]
  16. Yadav M., Stanley N. F., Waring H. 1972; Effect of thymectomy on somatic growth and blood leucocytes of a marsupial, Setonix brachyurus. Australian Journal of Experimental Biology and Medical science in the press
    [Google Scholar]
http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journal/micro/10.1099/00221287-70-3-437
Loading
/content/journal/micro/10.1099/00221287-70-3-437
Loading

Data & Media loading...

Most cited this month Most Cited RSS feed

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error