Day: 8. February 2013

New Bifidus bacterium species isolated from excrements of free-living lowland gorillas

Prof Juichi YAMAGIWA, Kyoto Prefectural university, has screened and characterized a new species of Bifidobacterium from the excrements of a herd of about 20 Western lowland gorillas in Gabon. Genetic analysis revealed that this species might be phylogenetically older compared to Bifidobacteria species in the human gut. Nikkei Journal, February 8, 2013

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