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Fecal transplants let packrats eat poison
July 21, 2014
In a study by University of Utah biologists, woodrats lost their ability to eat toxic creosote bushes after antibiotics killed their gut microbes. Woodrats that never ate the plants were able to do so after receiving fecal transplants with microbes from creosote eaters, University of Utah biologists found.
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