Antibiotic-treated versus germ-free rodents for microbiota transplantation studies

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Antibiotic-treated versus germ-free rodents for microbiota transplantation studies. / Lundberg, Randi; Toft, Martin Fitzner; August, Benjamin; Hansen, Axel Kornerup; Hansen, Camilla Hartmann Friis.

In: Gut Microbes, Vol. 7, No. 1, 08.01.2016, p. 68-74.

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Lundberg, R, Toft, MF, August, B, Hansen, AK & Hansen, CHF 2016, 'Antibiotic-treated versus germ-free rodents for microbiota transplantation studies', Gut Microbes, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 68-74. https://doi.org/10.1080/19490976.2015.1127463

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Lundberg, R., Toft, M. F., August, B., Hansen, A. K., & Hansen, C. H. F. (2016). Antibiotic-treated versus germ-free rodents for microbiota transplantation studies. Gut Microbes, 7(1), 68-74. https://doi.org/10.1080/19490976.2015.1127463

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Lundberg R, Toft MF, August B, Hansen AK, Hansen CHF. Antibiotic-treated versus germ-free rodents for microbiota transplantation studies. Gut Microbes. 2016 Jan 8;7(1):68-74. https://doi.org/10.1080/19490976.2015.1127463

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Lundberg, Randi ; Toft, Martin Fitzner ; August, Benjamin ; Hansen, Axel Kornerup ; Hansen, Camilla Hartmann Friis. / Antibiotic-treated versus germ-free rodents for microbiota transplantation studies. In: Gut Microbes. 2016 ; Vol. 7, No. 1. pp. 68-74.

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