Diet strongly influences the gut microbiota of surgeonfishes.

  title={Diet strongly influences the gut microbiota of surgeonfishes.},
  author={Sou Miyake and David Kamanda Ngugi and Ulrich Stingl},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  volume={24 3},
Intestinal tracts are among the most densely populated microbial ecosystems. Gut microbiota and their influence on the host have been well characterized in terrestrial vertebrates but much less so in fish. This is especially true for coral reef fishes, which are among the most abundant groups of vertebrates on earth. Surgeonfishes (family: Acanthuridae) are part of a large and diverse family of reef fish that display a wide range of feeding behaviours, which in turn has a strong impact on the… CONTINUE READING
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