Fecal bacterial diversity in a wild gorilla

Julie C. Frey, Jessica M. Rothman, Alice N. Pell, John Bosco Nizeyi, Michael R. Cranfield, Esther R. Angert

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We describe the bacterial diversity in fecal samples of a wild gorilla by use of a 16S rRNA gene clone library and terminal-restriction fragment length polymorphism (T-RFLP). Clones were classified as Firmicutes, Verrucomicrobia, Actinobacteria, Lentisphaerae, Bacteroidetes, Spirochetes, and Planctomycetes. Our data suggest that fecal populations did not change temporally, as determined by T-RFLP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3788-3792
Number of pages5
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Ecology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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