Sympatric chimpanzees and gorillas harbor convergent gut microbial communities.

@article{Moeller2013SympatricCA,
  title={Sympatric chimpanzees and gorillas harbor convergent gut microbial communities.},
  author={Andrew H. Moeller and Martine Peeters and Jean-Basco Ndjango and Yingying Li and Beatrice H. Hahn and Howard Ochman},
  journal={Genome research},
  year={2013},
  volume={23 10},
  pages={1715-20}
}
The gut microbial communities within great apes have been shown to reflect the phylogenetic history of their hosts, indicating codiversification between great apes and their gut microbiota over evolutionary timescales. But because the great apes examined to date represent geographically isolated populations whose diets derive from different sources, it is unclear whether this pattern of codiversification has resulted from a long history of coadaptation between microbes and hosts (heritable… CONTINUE READING
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