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In frogs, preventing early-life gut microbiome disruptions leads to better health


July 20, 2017

Biologists at the University of Connecticut and the University of South Florida have found that a crucial window in the development of tadpoles may influence a frog's ability to fight infectious diseases as an adult. The scientists showed that an early-life disruption of the gut and skin bacterial communities of tadpoles later affects the adult frogs' ability to fight off parasitic gut worms. Full Story

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