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Table 11 Phage shedding from the studied rats during phage feeding biocontrol

From: Novel approach of using a cocktail of designed bacteriophages against gut pathogenic E. colifor bacterial load biocontrol

Phage feed at 1×107PFU/ml with water drink and oral injection for 20 d Total phage shedding (PFU/ml) via water drink Total phage shedding (PFU/ml) via oral injection
Time zero (control –ve) 0 0
Day 1 0 40
Day 2 1.18 x 103 8.0 x 102
Day 3 1.22 x 103 9.4 x 102
Day 4 2.6 x 104 1.2 x 103
Day 5 8.3 x 104 5.2 x 103
Day 6 2.7 x 105 3.8 x 104
Day 7 5.4 x 105 4.1 x 105
Day 8 1.5 x 104 7.9 x 104
Day 10 3.7 x 103 3.8 x 103
Day 12 7.2 x 102 8.7 x 102
Day 14 1.1 x 102 64
Day 16 8.9 6
Day 20 0 0