The phylogeography of Adelie penguin faecal flora.

  title={The phylogeography of Adelie penguin faecal flora.},
  author={Jonathan C. Banks and Stephen C. Cary and Ian D Hogg},
  journal={Environmental microbiology},
  volume={11 3},
The gut of animals changes quickly from a totally sterile environment before birth to a numerous and highly diverse microbial community shortly after birth. However, few studies have examined the source of the bacteria colonizing the gut. We used a genetic based approach to investigate the distribution and acquisition of faecal microbial communities by Adelie penguins, Pygoscelis adeliae, breeding in the Ross Sea region of Antarctica by cloning a portion of the 16S rRNA gene and by automated… CONTINUE READING
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