ScienceDaily Posted May 31, 2013 Share Posted May 31, 2013 Gut bacteria are known to have a central role both in human and in animal health. Animals acquire different bacteria as they age but how the microbial communities in the bodies of wild animals change over time is not well understood. Scientists have examined the gastrointestinal bacteria of chick and adult black-legged kittiwakes. Surprisingly, the microbial assemblages of chicks and adults generally differ greatly, with only a few types of bacteria in common. Read the full article on ScienceDaily Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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