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Microbiologist

1 Years ago
The surprising reason why some lemurs may be more sensitive to forest loss: The microbial mix inside some lemurs' guts is dictated by what species they are and where they live

The surprising reason why some lemurs may be more sensitive to forest loss: The microbial mix inside some lemurs' guts is dictated by what species they are and where they live

Researchers compared the gut microbes of 12 lemur species across the island of Madagascar, where thousands of acres of forest are cleared each year. The team found that some lemurs harbor microbes that are more specialized than others for the forests where they live.

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