publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Metagenomic Study Suggests That the Gut Microbiota of the Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) May Not Be Specialized for Fiber Fermentation

Wei Guo; Sudhanshu Mishra; Jiangchao Zhao; Jingsi Tang; Bo Zeng; Fanli Kong; Ruihong Ning; Miao Li; Hengzhi Zhang; Yutian Zeng; ...
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  • Published: 16 Feb 2018 Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology, volume 9 (eissn: 1664-302X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Abstract
Bamboo-eating giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) is an enigmatic species, which possesses a carnivore-like short and simple gastrointestinal tract (GIT). Despite the remarkable studies on giant panda, its diet adaptability status continues to be a matter of debate. To resolve this puzzle, we investigated the functional potential of the giant panda gut microbiome using shotgun metagenomic sequencing of fecal samples. We also compared our data with similar data from other animal species representing herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores from current and earlier studies. We found that the giant panda hosts a bear-like gut microbiota distinct from those of herbivo...
Subjects
free text keywords: Microbiology, Original Research, giant panda, gut microbiota, metagenomics, enzyme activity, diet adaptability, QR1-502, Microbiology (medical), Microbiome, Zoology, Ailuropoda melanoleuca, biology.animal, biology, Omnivore, Feces, Herbivore, Gut flora, biology.organism_classification, Carnivore
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Arnason U.Gullberg A.Janke A.Kullberg M. (2007). Mitogenomic analyses of caniform relationships. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 45, 863–874. 10.1016/j.ympev.2007.06.019 17919938 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

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David L. A.Maurice C. F.Carmody R. N.Gootenberg D. B.Button J. E.Wolfe B. E.. (2014). Diet rapidly and reproducibly alters the human gut microbiome. Nature 505, 559–563. 10.1038/nature12820 24336217 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

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Dierenfeld E. S.Hintz H. F.Robertson J. B.Van Soest P. J.Oftedal O. T. (1982). Utilization of bamboo by the giant panda. J. Nutr. 112, 636–641. 10.1093/jn/112.4.636 6279804 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Edwards M. S.Zhang G.Wei R. (2006). Nutrition and dietary husbandry, in Giant Pandas: Biology, Veterinary Medicine and Management, eds Wildt D. E.Zhang A.Zhang H.Janssen D.Ellis S. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 101–158.

Eisenberg J. F. (1981). The Mammalian Radiations: An Analysis of Trends in Evolution, Adaptation and Behavior. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 123.

Endo H.Yamagiwa D.Hayashi Y.Koie H.Yamaya Y.Kimura J. (1999). Role of the giant panda's 'pseudo-thumb'. Nature 397, 309–310. 10.1038/16830 9950422 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Fang W.Fang Z.Zhou P.Chang F.Hong Y.Zhang X.. (2012). Evidence for lignin oxidation by the giant panda fecal microbiome. PLoS ONE 7:e50312. 10.1371/journal.pone.0050312 23209704 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Flint H. J.Scott K. P.Louis P.Duncan S. H. (2012). The role of the gut microbiota in nutrition and health. Nat. Rev. Gastroenterol. Hepatol. 9, 577–589. 10.1038/nrg astro.2012.156 22945443 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Godoy-Vitorino F.Goldfarb K. C.Karaoz U.Leal S.Garcia-Amado M. A.Hugenholtz P.. (2012). Comparative analyses of foregut and hindgut bacterial communities in hoatzins and cows. ISME J.6, 531–541. 10.1038/ismej.2011.131 21938024 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

74 references, page 1 of 5
Abstract
Bamboo-eating giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) is an enigmatic species, which possesses a carnivore-like short and simple gastrointestinal tract (GIT). Despite the remarkable studies on giant panda, its diet adaptability status continues to be a matter of debate. To resolve this puzzle, we investigated the functional potential of the giant panda gut microbiome using shotgun metagenomic sequencing of fecal samples. We also compared our data with similar data from other animal species representing herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores from current and earlier studies. We found that the giant panda hosts a bear-like gut microbiota distinct from those of herbivo...
Subjects
free text keywords: Microbiology, Original Research, giant panda, gut microbiota, metagenomics, enzyme activity, diet adaptability, QR1-502, Microbiology (medical), Microbiome, Zoology, Ailuropoda melanoleuca, biology.animal, biology, Omnivore, Feces, Herbivore, Gut flora, biology.organism_classification, Carnivore
74 references, page 1 of 5

Abou-Taleb Khadiga A. A.Mashhoor W. A.Nasr Sohair A. (2009). Nutritional and environmental factors affecting cellulase production by two strains of cellulolytic bacilli. Aust. J. Basic Appl. Sci. 3, 2429–2436.

Arnason U.Gullberg A.Janke A.Kullberg M. (2007). Mitogenomic analyses of caniform relationships. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 45, 863–874. 10.1016/j.ympev.2007.06.019 17919938 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Black H. (1951). Determination of sodium carboxymethylcellulose in detergent mixtures by anthrone method. Anal. Chem. 23, 1792–1795. 10.1021/ac60060a021 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Bolger A. M.Lohse M.Usadel B. (2014). Trimmomatic: a flexible trimmer for I llumina sequence data. Bioinformatics 30, 2114–2120. 10.1093/bioinformatics/btu170 24695404 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Brown A. J.Goldsworthy S. M.Barnes A. A.Eilert M. M.Tcheang L.Daniels D.. (2003). The orphan G protein-coupled receptors GPR41 and GPR43 are activated by propionate and other short chain carboxylic acids. J. Biol. Chem.278, 11312–11319. 10.1074/jbc.M211609200 12496283 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Colles A.Liow L. H.Prinzing A. (2009). Are specialists at risk under environmental change? Neoecological, paleoecological and phylogenetic approaches. Ecol. Lett. 12, 849–863. 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2009.01336.x 19580588 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

David L. A.Maurice C. F.Carmody R. N.Gootenberg D. B.Button J. E.Wolfe B. E.. (2014). Diet rapidly and reproducibly alters the human gut microbiome. Nature 505, 559–563. 10.1038/nature12820 24336217 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Davis D. D. (1964). The giant panda: a morphological study of evolutionary mechanisms. Fieldiana Zool. Mem. 3:339.

Dierenfeld E. S.Hintz H. F.Robertson J. B.Van Soest P. J.Oftedal O. T. (1982). Utilization of bamboo by the giant panda. J. Nutr. 112, 636–641. 10.1093/jn/112.4.636 6279804 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Edwards M. S.Zhang G.Wei R. (2006). Nutrition and dietary husbandry, in Giant Pandas: Biology, Veterinary Medicine and Management, eds Wildt D. E.Zhang A.Zhang H.Janssen D.Ellis S. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 101–158.

Eisenberg J. F. (1981). The Mammalian Radiations: An Analysis of Trends in Evolution, Adaptation and Behavior. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 123.

Endo H.Yamagiwa D.Hayashi Y.Koie H.Yamaya Y.Kimura J. (1999). Role of the giant panda's 'pseudo-thumb'. Nature 397, 309–310. 10.1038/16830 9950422 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Fang W.Fang Z.Zhou P.Chang F.Hong Y.Zhang X.. (2012). Evidence for lignin oxidation by the giant panda fecal microbiome. PLoS ONE 7:e50312. 10.1371/journal.pone.0050312 23209704 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Flint H. J.Scott K. P.Louis P.Duncan S. H. (2012). The role of the gut microbiota in nutrition and health. Nat. Rev. Gastroenterol. Hepatol. 9, 577–589. 10.1038/nrg astro.2012.156 22945443 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Godoy-Vitorino F.Goldfarb K. C.Karaoz U.Leal S.Garcia-Amado M. A.Hugenholtz P.. (2012). Comparative analyses of foregut and hindgut bacterial communities in hoatzins and cows. ISME J.6, 531–541. 10.1038/ismej.2011.131 21938024 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Metagenomic Study Suggests That the Gut Microbiota of the Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) May Not Be Specialized for Fiber Fermentation

Wei Guo; Sudhanshu Mishra; Jiangchao Zhao; Jingsi Tang; Bo Zeng; Fanli Kong; Ruihong Ning; Miao Li; Hengzhi Zhang; Yutian Zeng; ...