Mating promotes lactic-acid gut bacteria in a gift-giving insect

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Smith, Chad; Mueller, Ulrich; Dietrich, Emma; Smith, C.; Srygley, R.; Dietrich, E.; Mueller, U.; Srygley, Robert;
(2016)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1101/071001
  • Subject: bepress|Life Sciences|Biology | bepress|Life Sciences|Microbiology
    mesheuropmc: reproductive and urinary physiology

Mating is a ubiquitous social interaction with the potential to influence the microbiome by facilitating transmission, modifying host physiology, and in species where males donate nuptial gifts to females, altering diet. We manipulated mating and nuptial gift consumptio... View more
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