Community structure of the gut microbiota in sympatric species of wild Drosophila.

@article{Martinson2017CommunitySO,
  title={Community structure of the gut microbiota in sympatric species of wild Drosophila.},
  author={Vincent G Martinson and Angela E. Douglas and John R. Jaenike},
  journal={Ecology letters},
  year={2017},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={629-639}
}
Many aspects of animal ecology and physiology are influenced by the microbial communities within them. The underlying forces contributing to the assembly and diversity of gut microbiotas include chance events, host-based selection and interactions among microorganisms within these communities. We surveyed 215 wild individuals from four sympatric species of Drosophila that share a common diet of decaying mushrooms. Their microbiotas consistently contained abundant bacteria that were undetectable… CONTINUE READING