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fewer bacteria from the Firmicutes and Deferribacteres phyla in their feces compared with wild-type mice.4 Identification of Bacteroidetes members are generally done by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) (e.g., quantitative PCR [qPCR]) or sequencing-based techniques, though several members can be relatively easily cultivated by classical, culture-based microbiological techniques.