TABLE 1Detection of Helicobacter hepaticus 16S rRNA in Laboratory Mice and Gerbils Using Polymerase Chain Reaction

No. Positive/
No. Tested in Samples
No. Positive/
No. Tested in Facilities
Mice
Breeding facilities0/116(0%)0/2(0%)
Research institutions35/194(18.0%)5/19(26.3%)
Gerbils
Breeding facilities7/11(63.6%)1/2(0%)
Research institutions43/63(68.3%)4/6(66.7%)

From: Survey of Helicobacter Species in Laboratory Mice and Gerbils in Japan

Cover of Microbial Status and Genetic Evaluation of Mice and Rats
Microbial Status and Genetic Evaluation of Mice and Rats: Proceedings of the 1999 US/Japan Conference.
National Research Council (US) International Committee of the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2000.
Copyright © 2000, National Academy of Sciences.

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