Gut microbiome composition and metabolomic profiles of wild western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) reflect host ecology

@article{Gomez2015GutMC,
  title={Gut microbiome composition and metabolomic profiles of wild western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) reflect host ecology},
  author={Andres M. Gomez and Kl{\'a}ra Judita Petr{\vz}elkov{\'a} and Carl J. Yeoman and Kl{\'a}ra Vl{\vc}kov{\'a} and Jakub Mr{\'a}zek and Ingrid Koppov{\'a} and Franck Carbonero and Alexander V Ulanov and David Modr{\'y} and Angelique Todd and Manolito G. Torralba and Karen E. Nelson and H. Rex Gaskins and Brenda A. Wilson and Rebecca Stumpf and Bryan A. White and Steven R. Leigh},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2015},
  volume={24}
}
The metabolic activities of gut microbes significantly influence host physiology; thus, characterizing the forces that modulate this micro‐ecosystem is key to understanding mammalian biology and fitness. To investigate the gut microbiome of wild primates and determine how these microbial communities respond to the host's external environment, we characterized faecal bacterial communities and, for the first time, gut metabolomes of four wild lowland gorilla groups in the Dzanga‐Sangha Protected… Expand
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