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Normal mice have Paneth cells with apical secretory granules by postnatal day seven (P7) and lysomzyme by P 10, but a delay in maturation is seen in germfree mice in whom lysozyme becomes detectable only by P148.
Results from the present study suggested that NIFT is a reliable clinical device for approximation of the rectal temperature of gnotobiotic piglets reared in portable germfree facilities, concordant with other mammalian studies.
Comparative studies in conventional and germfree rats were designed to examine the role of the intestinal microbiota on mineral absorption.
GERMFREE, 11 Aviator Way, Ormond Beach, FL 32174; Tel: 386-677-7742, Fax: 386-677-1114, Toll Free: 800-888-5357
The mobile unit was designed by Germfree, a US manufacturer that has also provided bio-containment labs to remote regions in Asia and Africa.
Rodents born by cesarean section (so they get none of their moms' intestinal flora) and raised under germfree conditions end up smaller than normal, his group found--despite eating "about 30 percent more food than their microbe-laden counterparts.
An innovation in mobile forensics laboratories, developed by GERMFREE, will be premiered at the event.
They injected the footpads of the so-called germfree mice and of conventionally raised mice with carrageenan, a gelatin-like substance extracted from red seaweed.
Germfree Labs, 11 Aviator Way, Ormond Beach, FL 32174; Tel: 386-677-7742, Fax: 386-677-1114, Toll Free: 800-888-5357
by Germfree, a US-based manufacturing company in Florida.