Isolation and identification of cultivable Bifidobacterium spp. from the faeces of 5 baby common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus L.)

Anaerobe. 2015 Jun;33:101-4. doi: 10.1016/j.anaerobe.2015.03.001. Epub 2015 Mar 5.


Ninety-two bifidobacterial strains were obtained from the faeces of 5 baby common marmosets, three known species Bifidobacterium aesculapii, Bifidobacterium callithricos and Bifidobacterium reuteri and 4 novel putative bifidobacterial species were retrieved. The occurrence of bifidobacteria in non-human primate babies is described for the first time.

Keywords: Baby common marmoset; Bifidobacterium spp.; Gut microbiota; hsp60 RFLP-PCR analysis.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bacterial Typing Techniques
  • Bifidobacterium / classification*
  • Bifidobacterium / genetics
  • Bifidobacterium / isolation & purification*
  • Callithrix / microbiology*
  • Cluster Analysis
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics
  • Female
  • Male
  • Phylogeny


  • DNA, Bacterial