Christopher X J. Jensen
Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

Evolution 2014: Lemurs display huge diet diversity, and their gut microbes track this diversity

Posted 21 Jun 2014 / 0


Erin McKenney of Duke University talked about three lemur species with different diets: a frugivore (fruit-eater), a generalist, and a folivore (leaf-eater). Not surprisingly their gut morphologies and passing times vary with their diet, but McKenney showed that they also have unique trajectories as infants are colonized by symbiotic bacteria of different types.

A Minor Post, Coevolution, Conferences, Mutualism, Primates, Society for the Study of Evolution

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