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Research Article

The Effect of Feeding Bt MON810 Maize to Pigs for 110 Days on Intestinal Microbiota

  • Stefan G. Buzoianu,

    Affiliations: Teagasc, Pig Development Department, Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Ireland, Department of Chemical and Life Sciences, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland

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  • Maria C. Walsh,

    Affiliation: Teagasc, Pig Development Department, Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Ireland

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  • Mary C. Rea,

    Affiliations: Teagasc, Food Research Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Ireland, Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

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  • Orla O’Sullivan,

    Affiliation: Teagasc, Food Research Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Ireland

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  • Fiona Crispie,

    Affiliations: Teagasc, Food Research Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Ireland, Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

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  • Paul D. Cotter,

    Affiliations: Teagasc, Food Research Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Ireland, Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

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  • R. Paul Ross,

    Affiliations: Teagasc, Food Research Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Ireland, Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

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  • Gillian E. Gardiner mail,

    ggardiner@wit.ie

    Affiliation: Department of Chemical and Life Sciences, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland

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  • Peadar G. Lawlor

    Affiliation: Teagasc, Pig Development Department, Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Ireland

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  • Published: May 04, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0033668

About the Authors

Stefan G. Buzoianu, Maria C. Walsh, Peadar G. Lawlor
Teagasc, Pig Development Department, Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Ireland
Stefan G. Buzoianu, Gillian E. Gardiner
Department of Chemical and Life Sciences, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland
Mary C. Rea, Orla O’Sullivan, Fiona Crispie, Paul D. Cotter, R. Paul Ross
Teagasc, Food Research Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Ireland
Mary C. Rea, Fiona Crispie, Paul D. Cotter, R. Paul Ross
Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Corresponding Author

Email: ggardiner@wit.ie

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PGL GEG. Performed the experiments: SGB MCW PGL GEG MCR. Analyzed the data: SGB OOS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PDC FC. Wrote the paper: SGB MCW GEG PGL. Secured the funding for the research: PGL RPR.