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Unformatted text preview: eat its pretty stable People hadnt originally expected this to be the case Model Systems o You can create germ-free animals by deriving them in an environment where there are no microbes around To do this, you do time-precise mating, birth them with a ceasarian section, and then keep them in a completely sterile environment You need to feed them every hour round the clock with a completely sterile milk or milk replacement so its very labor intensive o These animals will actually be able to grow and reproduce, though you have to supplement them with vitamin K and B12 o Mice have a large cecum, which contains a large population of microbes that will digest cellulose for them, so they can survive on poorer diets than we can...
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2012 for the course MCB MCB2010 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
- Fall '09