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Publication type: Journal Article
Document type: Full Paper

Year: 2013

Author(s): van Dongen, WF; White, J; Brandl, HB; Moodley, Y; Merkling, T; Leclaire, S; Blanchard, P; Danchin, E; Hatch, SA; Wagner, RH

Title: Age-related differences in the cloacal microbiota of a wild bird species.

Source: BMC Ecol. 2013; 13:11



Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Brandl Hanja
Moodley Yoshan
van Dongen Wouter
Wagner Richard

Vetmed Research Units
Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology


Project(s): Mechanisms of breeding aggregations in fishes


Abstract:
Gastrointestinal bacteria play a central role in the health of animals. The bacteria that individuals acquire as they age may therefore have profound consequences for their future fitness. However, changes in microbial community structure with host age remain poorly understood. We characterised the cloacal bacteria assemblages of chicks and adults in a natural population of black-legged kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla), using molecular methods.

Keywords Pubmed: Age Factors
Animals
Animals, Wild/growth & development
Animals, Wild/microbiology
Bacteria/classification
Bacteria/genetics
Bacteria/isolation & purification*
Charadriiformes/growth & development
Charadriiformes/microbiology*
Cloaca/microbiology*
Female
Male
Microbiota*
Molecular Sequence Data
Phylogeny


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