Lessons from bamboo-eating pandas and their gut microbiome: Gut microbiome flow and applications

Zheng Zhang, Ting Hu, Guoqing Lu, Lifeng Zhu

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Abstract

The giant panda is one of the most endangered mammals in the world, and many studies have revealed their evolutionary adaptation to the local environment (e.g., dietary cellulose and cyanide) on the evidences from population genetics and their gut microbiome. Here, based on the results of our analysis of the giant panda gut microbiome, we concluded that instability and resilience are the two primary characteristics of the giant panda gut microbiome. This basic information may have an impact on giant panda conservation, as well the management of other animal species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)615-619
Number of pages5
JournalEvolutionary Applications
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2020

Keywords

  • applications
  • gut microbiome flow
  • instability
  • local adaptation
  • wildness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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