Accession Number:

ADA007118

Title:

The Relationship of Intestinal Bacteria and Diet Composition to Amino Acid Requirements of White Mice

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY NATICK LABS MA

Report Date:

1975-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Male, weanling, axenic mice were maintained under three conditions of intestinal flora on six diets. The results showed that mice with a conventional normal intestinal microflora required more lysine and methionine than their counterparts which were either germfree or inoculated with a limited flora. The effect was noticeable only when lysine and methionine levels were nearly at a minimum for growth of the mice.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE