Age-related differences revealed in Australian fur seal Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus gut microbiota.

@article{Smith2013AgerelatedDR,
  title={Age-related differences revealed in Australian fur seal Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus gut microbiota.},
  author={Stuart C. Smith and Andrea Chalker and Meagan L Dewar and John P. Y. Arnould},
  journal={FEMS microbiology ecology},
  year={2013},
  volume={86 2},
  pages={246-55}
}
The gut microbiota of Australian fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus) was examined at different age classes using fluorescent in situ hybridisation (FISH) and 16S rRNA gene pyrosequencing. The FISH results indicated that in the fur seal groups, the predominant phyla are Firmicutes (22.14-67.33%) followed by Bacteroidetes (3.11-15.45%) and then Actinobacteria (1.4-5.9%) consistent with other mammals. Phylum Proteobacteria had an initial abundance of 1.8% in the 2-month-old pups, but < 1… CONTINUE READING
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