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TitleThe oral and skin microbiomes of captive Komodo Dragons are significantly shared with their habitat.
Study TypeOther
Abstract Here we collect saliva, skin, and fecal samples from captive Komodo dragons (V. komodoensis) and other captive varanids (V. olivaceus, V. indicus, V. rudicollis) in the first-ever culture-independent assessment of the varanid microbiome. Environmental samples were also collected to characterize host .. [more]
Center NameUniversity of California San Diego Microbiome Initiative