Brief Reports
Copyright ©2005 Baishideng Publishing Group Inc.
World J Gastroenterol. Feb 28, 2005; 11(8): 1225-1227
Published online Feb 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i8.1225
Table 1 Composition of the anaerobic solution.
KH2PO44.5 g
Na2HPO46.0 g
L-cysteine HCl·H2O0.5 g
Tween 201 g
Galtin2 g
Distilled water1 L
Table 2 Microorganisms analyzed and incubating media, times and temperatures.
MediumMicroorganismColor of the colonyIncubation conditions
Bifidobacteria iodoacetate medium25 (BIM-25)Bifidobacterium spp.Green48 h, 35-37 °C
Lactobacillus anaerobic MRS with bromocresol green (MRS-modified)Lactobacillus spp.Reddish orange48 h, 35-37 °C
Tryptose-sulfite-D-cycloserine agar (TSC)Clostridium perfringensWhite with black center24 h, 35-37 °C
Endo agar plates (Endo)Coliform organismsMetallic red24 h, 35-37 °C
CDC anaerobe blood agar plates (CDC)Total anaerobic organismsWhite48 h, 35-37 °C
Table 3 Background information of subjects before and after the study.
GroupnAge (yr)Wk 0
Wk 8
Weight (kg)Height (cm)BMIWeight (kg)Height (cm)BMI