Table 1

Ammonia production from peptides (Trypticase) and amino acids by mixed human faecal bacteria in vitro with and without added 5 μM monensin
Substrate Rate of ammonia production
(μmol (mg protein)-1h-1)
Donor O1 O2 O3 V1 V2 V3 Mean SE
Trypticase 1.44 1.39 1.62 0.65 3.03 1.71 1.64 0.39
Amino acids 1.00 0.94 1.13 0.40 2.30 1.04 1.14 0.31
Trypticase + monensin 0.88 0.80 1.01 0.50 2.04 0.80 1.00 0.27
Amino acids + monensin 0.50 0.30 0.43 0.28 0.96 0.31 0.46 0.13
P values
Trypticase vs amino acids <0.001
Monensin <0.001
Trypticase vs amino acids × monensin 0.866
O or V, Trypticase vs amino acids 0.648
O or V, monensin, 0.631

Richardson et al.

Richardson et al. BMC Microbiology 2013 13:6   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-13-6

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