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TitleThe fecal microbiota of free-ranging brown bears was collected during their active phase (summer) and hibernation (winter). Germfree mice were colonized with the seasonal bear microbiota. Bear fecal and mouse cecal microbiota were analyzed using 16S profiling.
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Abstract Hibernation is an adaptation that helps many animals to conserve energy during food shortage in winter. Brown bears double their fat depots during summer and use these stored lipids during hibernation. Although bears seasonally become obese, they remain metabolically healthy. We analyzed the microbi .. [more]
Description Hibernation is an adaptation that helps many animals to conserve energy during food shortage in winter. Brown bears double their fat depots during summer and use these stored lipids during hibernation. Although bears seasonally become obese, they remain metabolically healthy. We analyzed the microbi .. [more]
Center NameUNIVERSITY OF KIEL