BacterioFiles 332: Moth Minors Missing Microbes

March 19, 2018

This episode: Unlike most animals, caterpillars don’t seem to have a resident gut microbe to help them in various ways!

Thanks to Tobin Hammer for his contribution!

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Show notes:
Microbe of the episode: Borrelia graingeri

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Journal Paper:
Hammer TJ, Janzen DH, Hallwachs W, Jaffe SP, Fierer N. 2017. Caterpillars lack a resident gut microbiome. Proc Natl Acad Sci 114:9641–9646.

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