Friday feces blogging

Some blogs reserve Friday for “pet blogging” or “cat blogging”, featuring cute photos of cuddly animals. Perhaps we should also highlight animals on Fridays… I’ll start with pigs. An article in BMC Microbiology is poised to tell you what you may already surmise: that flies and cockroaches on pig farms share gut bacteria with the pigs. This study looked specifically at enterococci, characterizing antimicrobial resistance phenotypes and genotypes, virulence determinants, and using PFGE to link strains from roaches, flies and pigs.


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