Host Ecology Rather Than Host Phylogeny Drives Amphibian Skin Microbial Community Structure in the Biodiversity Hotspot of Madagascar

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Bletz, Molly C.; Archer, Holly; Harris, Reid N.; McKenzie, Valerie J.; Rabemananjara, Falitiana C. E.; Rakotoarison, Andolalao; Vences, Miguel;
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology,volume 8 (issn: 1664-302X, eissn: 1664-302X)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01530, pmc: PMC5563069
  • Subject: host-associated microbiota | bacteria | Microbiology | Veröffentlichung der TU Braunschweig | 16S rRNA illumina sequencing | host-associated microbiota, 16S rRNA illumina sequencing, amphibians, community assembly, bacteria | Original Research | community assembly | amphibians
    • ddc: ddc:59 | ddc:57 | ddc:5 | ddc:570 | ddc:590

Host-associated microbiotas of vertebrates are diverse and complex communities that contribute to host health. In particular, for amphibians, cutaneous microbial communities likely play a significant role in pathogen defense; however, our ecological understanding of the... View more
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