Effects of a Campylobacter jejuni infection on the development of the intestinal microflora of broiler chickens

C. H. Johansen, Lotte Bjerrum Friis-Holm, K. Finster, Karl Pedersen

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Abstract

The effect of a Campylobacter jejuni colonization on the development of the microflora of the cecum and the ileum of broiler chickens was studied using molecular methods. The infection did affect the development and complexity of the microbial Communities of the ceca, but we found no permanent effect of a C. jejuni infection on the ileal microflora of the broilers. In addition, denaturant gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) profiles generated from cecal and ileal contents revealed several DGGE bands that were present in the control chickens, but not in the chickens colonized with C. jejuni. Some of these DGGE bands could be affiliated with Lactobacillus reuteri, Clostridium perfringens, and the genus Klebsiella.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPoultry Science
Volume85
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)579-587
ISSN0032-5791
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • broiler chicken
  • Campylobacter
  • denaturant gradient gel electrophoresis
  • gut microflora

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Johansen, C. H., Friis-Holm, L. B., Finster, K., & Pedersen, K. (2006). Effects of a Campylobacter jejuni infection on the development of the intestinal microflora of broiler chickens. Poultry Science, 85(4), 579-587.