Influence of fruit and invertebrate consumption on the gut microbiota of wild white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus).

@article{Mallott2018InfluenceOF,
  title={Influence of fruit and invertebrate consumption on the gut microbiota of wild white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus).},
  author={Elizabeth K Mallott and Katherine R Amato and Paul A Garber and Ripan S Malhi},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={2018},
  volume={165 3},
  pages={
          576-588
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Invertebrate consumption is thought to be an integral part of early hominin diets, and many modern human populations regularly consume insects and other arthropods. This study examines the response of gut microbial community structure and function to changes in diet in wild white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus), a primate that incorporates a large proportion of invertebrates in its diet. The goal of the study is to better understand the role of both fruit and invertebrate prey… CONTINUE READING
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