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Uncovering the microbiome of invasive sympatric European brown hares and European rabbits in Australia

Shanmuganandam, Somasundhari; Hu, Yiheng; Strive, Tanja; Schwessinger, Benjamin; Hall, Robyn


Background European brown hares (Lepus europaeus) and European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) are invasive pest species in Australia, with rabbits having a substantially larger environmental impact than hares. As their spatial distribution in Australia partially overlaps, we conducted a comparative microbiome study to determine how the composition of gastrointestinal microbiota varies between these species, since this may indicate species differences in diet, physiology, and other internal...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: PeerJ
DOI: 10.7717/peerj.9564
Access Rights: Open Access


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