Gut microbiomes of wild great apes fluctuate seasonally in response to dietWOS

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    Nature communications, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2018, Pages 1786

    Abstract:

    The microbiome is essential for extraction of energy and nutrition from plant-based diets and may have facilitated primate adaptation to new dietary niches in response to rapid environmental shifts. Here we use 16S rRNA sequencing to characterize the microbiota of wild western lowland gorillas and sympatric central chimpanzees and demonst...More
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