Gnotobiotics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128045619, 9780128045831


1st Edition

eBook ISBN: 9780128045831
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128045619
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 15th August 2017
Page Count: 428
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Table of Contents

1. Historical Overview
2. Principles of Establishing and Operating a Gnotobiotic Facility
3. Procedures for Rodents
4. Developing a Business Plan for a Gnotobiotics Program
5. Gnotobiotic Pigs: From Establishing a Facility to Modeling Human Infectious Diseases
6. Gnotobiotic Fish as Models to Study Host-Microbe Interactions
7. Use of Gnotobiotic Mice in the Study of Metabolic Syndrome
8. Gnotobiotics and Inflammatory Bowel Disease


Gnotobiotics summarizes and analyzes the research conducted on the use of gnotobiotes, providing detailed information regarding actual facility operation and derivation of gnotobiotic animals.

In response to the development of new tools for microbiota and microbiome analysis, the increasing recognition of the various roles of microbiota in health and disease, and the consequent expanding demand for gnotobiotic animals for microbiota/microbiome related research, this volume collates the research of this expanding field into one definitive resource.

Key Features

  • Reviews and defines gnotobiotic animal species
  • Analyzes microbiota in numerous contexts
  • Presents detailed coverage of the protocols and operation of a gnotobiotic facility


Researchers, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, research technicians, laboratory animal veterinarians, animal care personnel, and administrators in both academia and industry with an interest in microbiota/microbiome related research and/or gnotobiotic facility establishment and operation


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