life history correlates of fecal bacterial species richness in a wild population of the blue tit cyanistes caeruleus.very little is known about the normal gastrointestinal flora of wild birds, or how it might affect or reflect the host's life-history traits. the aim of this study was to survey the species richness of bacteria in the feces of a wild population of blue tits cyanistes caeruleus and to explore the relationships between bacterial species richness and various life-history traits, such as age, sex, and reproductive success. using pcr-tgge, 55 operational taxonomic units (otus) were identified in blue ...201525750710
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