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Microbiomes in Wild Animals: In captivity and the field

New Content ItemA full understanding of microbiomes and the roles they play in the form and function of wild animals can provide clues to new species identifications, their health, the impact of diet/nutrition, and how to successfully reintroduce captive animals back to a wild habitat. The journal Animal Microbiome is calling for papers that examine the microbiomes of captive or wild non-domesticated animals with a view to understanding the microbiome and its role in conservation, biodiversity, and animal physiology to be a part of this special collection.

Guest Editor: Meagan Dewar, Federation University Australia 

Submission Deadline: April 1, 2021

Submit your paper here.

  1. Coral microbial ecology is a burgeoning field, driven by the urgency of understanding coral health and slowing reef loss due to climate change. Coral resilience depends on its microbiota, and both the tissue a...

    Authors: Francesco Ricci, Vanessa Rossetto Marcelino, Linda L. Blackall, Michael Kühl, Mónica Medina and Heroen Verbruggen

    Citation: Microbiome 2019 7:159

    Content type: Review

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  2. Captivity presents extreme lifestyle changes relative to the wild, and evidence of microbiome dysbiosis in captive animals is growing. The gut microbiome plays a crucial role in host health. Whilst captive bre...

    Authors: Rowena Chong, Catherine E. Grueber, Samantha Fox, Phil Wise, Vanessa R. Barrs, Carolyn J. Hogg and Katherine Belov

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2019 1:8

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Differences between individuals in their gastrointestinal microbiomes can lead to variation in their ability to persist on particular diets. Koalas are dietary specialists, feeding almost exclusively on Eucalyptu...

    Authors: Michaela D. J. Blyton, Rochelle M. Soo, Desley Whisson, Karen J. Marsh, Jack Pascoe, Mark Le Pla, William Foley, Philip Hugenholtz and Ben D. Moore

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2019 1:6

    Content type: Research article

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