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Impact of Deoxynivalenol on the Intestinal Microflora of Pigs
AbstractDeoxynivalenol (DON), a mycotoxin produced by some Fusarium species, is a frequent contaminant of cereal. In the present study, 24 weanling piglets received either control feed or feed naturally contaminated with DON (2.8 mg/kg) for four weeks. Consumption of contaminated feed significantly reduced the animal weight gain during the first week of the experiment, but had a moderate effect on cultivable bacteria in the pig intestine. By contrast, changes in the intestinal microflora were observed by Capillary Electrophoresis Single-Stranded Conformation Polymorphism (CE-SSCP) in DON-exposed animals, suggesting an impact of this toxin on the dynamics of intestinal bacteria communities.
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Waché, Y.J.; Valat, C.; Postollec, G.; Bougeard, S.; Burel, C.; Oswald, I.P.; Fravalo, P. Impact of Deoxynivalenol on the Intestinal Microflora of Pigs. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2009, 10, 1-17.View more citation formats
Waché YJ, Valat C, Postollec G, Bougeard S, Burel C, Oswald IP, Fravalo P. Impact of Deoxynivalenol on the Intestinal Microflora of Pigs. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2009; 10(1):1-17.Chicago/Turabian Style
Waché, Yann J.; Valat, Charlotte; Postollec, Gilbert; Bougeard, Stephanie; Burel, Christine; Oswald, Isabelle P.; Fravalo, Philippe. 2009. "Impact of Deoxynivalenol on the Intestinal Microflora of Pigs." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 10, no. 1: 1-17.