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Infect Immun. Oct 1984; 46(1): 270–271.
PMCID: PMC261472

Recovery of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria from irradiated mice.


Anaerobic and aerobic bacteria were often found as mixed infections in 225 lethally irradiated mice. Of a total of 57 mice that were sacrificed, aerobic bacteria were recovered exclusively in 9 (27%) of the 34 culture-positive mice, anaerobic bacteria were recovered exclusively in 15 (44%), and mixed aerobic and anaerobic flora were recovered in 10 (29%). The predominant organisms were anaerobic cocci Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, Staphylococcus spp., and Bacteroides spp.

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