Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Koalas have a funny diet: Do they have funny bacteria?

Date:May 13, 2015

Source:Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FVB)

Summary:With their specialized diet of almost exclusively eucalyptus leaves, do koalas require specialist microbes to help them digest their food? Scientists investigated the composition of bacterial communities in different digestion-associated organs but found no unusual or special microbial communities when they compared these with those of other mammals. 

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