Characterization of the Fecal Microbiome from Non-Human Wild Primates Reveals Species Specific Microbial Communities

@inproceedings{Yildirim2010CharacterizationOT,
  title={Characterization of the Fecal Microbiome from Non-Human Wild Primates Reveals Species Specific Microbial Communities},
  author={Suleyman Yildirim and Carl J. Yeoman and Maksim Sipos and Manolito Torralba and Brenda A. Wilson and Tony L. Goldberg and Rebecca Stumpf and Steven R. Leigh and Bryan A. White and Karen E. Nelson},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Host-associated microbes comprise an integral part of animal digestive systems and these interactions have a long evolutionary history. It has been hypothesized that the gastrointestinal microbiome of humans and other non-human primates may have played significant roles in host evolution by facilitating a range of dietary adaptations. We have undertaken a comparative sequencing survey of the gastrointestinal microbiomes of several non-human primate species, with the goal of better… CONTINUE READING