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Does solar irradiation drive community assembly of vulture plumage microbiotas?

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dc.contributor.author Graves, Gary R. en
dc.contributor.author Matterson, Kenan O. en
dc.contributor.author Milensky, Christopher M. en
dc.contributor.author Schmidt, Brian K. en
dc.contributor.author O'Mahoney, Michael J. V. en
dc.contributor.author Drovetski, Sergei V. en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-21T02:02:54Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-21T02:02:54Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Graves, Gary R., Matterson, Kenan O., Milensky, Christopher M., Schmidt, Brian K., O'Mahoney, Michael J. V., and Drovetski, Sergei V. 2020. "<a href="https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/106887">Does solar irradiation drive community assembly of vulture plumage microbiotas?</a>." <em>Animal Microbiome</em> 2 (1):24. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1186/s42523-020-00043-7">https://doi.org/10.1186/s42523-020-00043-7</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 2524-4671
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10088/106887
dc.description.abstract Stereotyped sunning behaviour in birds has been hypothesized to inhibit keratin-degrading bacteria but there is little evidence that solar irradiation affects community assembly and abundance of plumage microbiota. The monophyletic New World vultures (Cathartiformes) are renowned for scavenging vertebrate carrion, spread-wing sunning at roosts, and thermal soaring. Few avian species experience greater exposure to solar irradiation. We used 16S rRNA sequencing to investigate the plumage microbiota of wild individuals of five sympatric species of vultures in Guyana. en
dc.relation.ispartof Animal Microbiome en
dc.title Does solar irradiation drive community assembly of vulture plumage microbiotas? en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 156697
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/s42523-020-00043-7
rft.jtitle Animal Microbiome
rft.volume 2
rft.issue 1
rft.spage 24
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Invertebrate Zoology en
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Vertebrate Zoology en
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.citation.spage 24

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