Multilocus sequence typing of Pseudomonas from zebra finch gut is determined to be P. putida
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The growth of gut bacteria is affected by signaling molecules of a host, especially stress hormones. In previous studies, a bacterium isolated from the zebra finch gut presumptively identified as a Pseudomonas showed a decreased growth rate in the presence of epinephrine. As the species of Pseudomonas was unknown, a multilocus sequence typing (MLST) scheme was used to identify the specific bacterial strain. Sequencing data classified the bacteria as Pseudomonas putida, a gram-negative, rod shaped bacterium. This information provides a more complete understanding of bacteria involved in the communication within the brain-gut axis.
Dr. David Hunnicutt, Biology and Dr. David Bailey, Divisional Dean for Natural Sciences, Professor of Biology
undergraduate, research, collaboration, biology, zebra finch, bacteria
Peck, Hannah and Hirsch, Emily, "Multilocus sequence typing of Pseudomonas from zebra finch gut is determined to be P. putida" (2021). Student Presentations. 36.