【報告】Role of coprophagy in the cecal microbiome development of an herbivorous bird Japanese rock ptarmigan(牛田一成教授、土田さやか特任講師)

Role of coprophagy in the cecal microbiome development of an herbivorous bird Japanese rock ptarmigan
Atsushi KOBAYASHI, Sayaka TSUCHIDA, Atsushi UEDA, Takuji YAMADA, Koichi MURATA, Hiroshi NAKAMURA, Kazunari USHIDA

Journal of Veterinary Medical Science Advance online publication
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1292/jvms.19-0014

ニホンライチョウの雛は、時期特異的な食糞行動によって生存に必須な腸内細菌を母親から受け継ぐことを発見し、行動の意義を解明。

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