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October 1, 2022

African elephant and reticulated giraffe

An African elephant and a reticulated giraffe. Researchers using DNA from large herbivore dung uncovered an entire network of gastrointestinal parasites shared among 17 wild and domestic herbivore species.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants DEB 1556786, IOS 1656527, DGE 1650114 and DEB 1930820.]

Learn more in the UC-Santa Barbara news story Wildlife’s worm-wide web. (Date of image: June 25, 2017; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Oct. 1, 2022)

Credit: Georgia Titcomb, Jenna Hulke and John Mantas

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