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- Swannack, Chris, et al. Show all 5 Authors
- The journal of animal ecology 2018 v.87 no.2 pp. 414-427
- Nicrophorus vespilloides; animal behavior; animal development; anti-infective agents; bacteria; bacterial communities; bioinformatics; breeding; dead animals; digestive system; evolution; mice; microbial load; microbiome; nests; parents; progeny
- ... The role of bacteria in animal development, ecology and evolution is increasingly well understood, yet little is known of how animal behaviour affects bacterial communities. Animals that benefit from defending a key resource from microbial competitors are likely to evolve behaviours to control or manipulate the animal's associated external microbiota. We describe four possible mechanisms by which ...
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