Gut bacteria of amphibians are flexible
Published in the journal „Nature Communications“
The bacterial community of the Amphibian gut responds in a highly flexible manner to changing conditions, allowing rapid adaptations in response to habitat alterations. This is the conclusion reached by a team of researchers from the Technische Universität of Braunschweig and the Thünen Institute for Biodiversity, published in the scientific journal ‘Nature Communications’. In this study, the team investigated two ecotypes of salamander larvae, one living in streams and the other in standing water, in order to compare how their intestinal flora changes when one ecotype is transferred to the other’s habitat. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)
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