The objectives of my study were to i) achieve a comprehensive understanding of the intestinal microbiomes of broiler chickens and turkeys, ii) establish a global phylogenetic framework of bacterial diversity of this microbiome, iii) examine how litter conditions and bacitracin (as a model antimicrobial growth promoter) affect colonization and abundance of common enteric pathogens in broiler chickens, and iv) develop a habitat-specific phylochip that can support comprehensive studies on poultry intestinal microbiome. (Abstract shortened by ProQuest.)
|Commitee:||Michael, Michael, Wang, Hua, Wick, Macdonald|
|School:||The Ohio State University|
|School Location:||United States -- Ohio|
|Source:||DAI-B 77/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Microbiology, Animal sciences, Bioinformatics|
|Keywords:||16S rRNA, Chicken, Intestinal microbiome, Microarray, Pyrosequencing, Turkey|
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