Salmonella Species in Turtles

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Science  07 Sep 1962:
Vol. 137, Issue 3532, pp. 761-762
DOI: 10.1126/science.137.3532.761


Salmonella spp. occur abundantly in the feces of the turtles Testudo graeca and T. hermanni but rarely in other testudines. These organisms do not seem to produce any kind of infection in the turtles. One possible explanation for the infestation is the coprophagic habit of T. graeca and T. hermanni..