MICROBIAL ECOLOGY

Bat microbiomes are socially synchronized

Analysis of fruit bat colonies reveals that, for members of the same colony, fur microbial communities change in concert.

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Fig. 1: Microbiome dynamics in colonies of Egyptian fruit bats.

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Archie, E.A. Bat microbiomes are socially synchronized. Nat Ecol Evol 3, 18–19 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-018-0749-2

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