What can be learned from the microbes on a turtle's shell?

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 21:21 in Biology & Nature

Researchers have found that a unique type of algae, usually only seen on the shells of turtles, affects the surrounding microbial communities. It is hoped that these findings can be applied to support the conservation of turtles. Previous research has shown that a diverse microbiome can protect animals against infections.

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