publication . Article . 2011

The Vaginal Microbiota of Guinea Pigs

Louise M. Hafner; Catherine M. Rush; Peter Timms;
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  • Published: 21 Jul 2011 Journal: Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease, volume 9, pages 123-127 (eissn: 1651-2235, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
The vaginae of four guinea pigs were swabbed and samples cultured aerobically on horse blood agar, in 5 per cent carbon dioxide on MRS agar or anaerobically on anaerobic horse blood agar. Vaginal microbiota consisted almost exclusively of gram-positive bacteria including Corynebacterium, Streptococcus, Enterococcus, Staphylococcus and Lactobacillus species. Keywords: guinea pigs, vaginal microbiota, vaginal vaccines.
Subjects
free text keywords: Microbiology (medical), Microbiology, Bacteria, biology.organism_classification, biology, Enterococcus, Guinea pig, Staphylococcus, medicine.disease_cause, medicine, Vagina, medicine.anatomical_structure, Corynebacterium, Streptococcus, MRS agar, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry
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