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Lemur study highlights role of diet in shaping gut microbiome

December 5, 2017

A study of the bacteria in the guts of three lemur species offers new insights into the role of diet in shaping these microbial ecosystems -- and how these microbes may relate to primate health. Full Story

North Carolina State University

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