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dc.contributor.authorGodoy-Vitorino, Filipa
dc.contributor.authorDomínguez Bello, María G.
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-21T21:29:31Z
dc.date.available2015-11-21T21:29:31Z
dc.date.issued2009-11
dc.identifier.citationGodoy-Vitorino, Filipa and Domínguez-Bello, María G. "Age-Related Changes in the Hoatzin Crop Bacterial Community". Río Piedras Campus: External Scientific Advisory Committe (ESAC), 2009. http://repositorio.upr.edu:8080/jspui/handle/171
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2470
dc.description.abstractThe hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin)is a South American folivorous bird, with a crop microbial ecosystem that ferments dietary plant material. Juvenile birds progressively become independent from the chicks fed by adults regurgitated crop liquid contents. We hypothesized that the crop bacterial ecosystem develops in chicks soon after hatching, continuing until they acquire the mature crop community through mechanisms of microbial succession, similar to that reported in the intestine of mammals. The aim of this work was to compare the crop bacterial community structure in hoatzins from three age groups: newly hatched chicks, juveniles and adults, by performing 16S rDNA libraries and hybridizing 16S amplicons onto the G2 PhyloChip.
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Science Foundation, NSF: IOS 0716911, DDIG 0709840 and HRD #0734826 and University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherExternal Scientific Advisory Committe (ESAC)
dc.subjectOpisthocomus hoazin
dc.subjectbird
dc.subjectmicrobial ecosystem
dc.subjectOpisthocomus hoazin
dc.titleAge-Related Changes in the Hoatzin Crop Bacterial Community
dc.typePoster


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