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The gut microbiota in larvae of the housefly Musca domestica and their horizontal transfer through feeding

Overview of attention for article published in AMB Express, July 2017
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (81st percentile)

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Title
The gut microbiota in larvae of the housefly Musca domestica and their horizontal transfer through feeding
Published in
AMB Express, July 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13568-017-0445-7
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Authors

Yao Zhao, Wanqiang Wang, Fen Zhu, Xiaoyun Wang, Xiaoping Wang, Chaoliang Lei

Abstract

House fly larvae provide a prolific and sustainable source of proteins used in poultry and fish feed. Wheat bran is a superior diet for house fly larvae and has been widely investigated to exploit its potential in the food and feed area. Using Illumina MiSeq 16S rDNA sequencing, this study investigated the gut microbiota of house fly larvae feeding on wheat bran and the bacterial community in the wheat bran. The bacterial communities in the house fly larvae were dominated by the phyla Proteobacteria and Firmicutes. Enterobacteriaceae and Providencia were the predominant bacteria at the family and genus levels, respectively. Some bacteria in the phyla Actinobacteria, Proteobacteria, Bacteroidetes and Firmicutes may be transferred from the gut of house flies to the wheat bran during feeding and may be involved in degrading and utilizing polysaccharides in the cell wall of wheat bran. The significance of the gut microbiota of house fly larvae, their transferring and roles in degradation of wheat bran is discussed. These findings regarding the gut microbiota of house fly larvae will provide opportunities for research on the impact of microbial communities on poultry and fish.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 76 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 17%
Student > Master 13 17%
Student > Bachelor 10 13%
Researcher 9 12%
Professor 4 5%
Other 9 12%
Unknown 18 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 31 41%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 11%
Immunology and Microbiology 7 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 3%
Environmental Science 2 3%
Other 5 7%
Unknown 21 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 July 2017.
All research outputs
#6,051,563
of 11,465,445 outputs
Outputs from AMB Express
#105
of 674 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#106,010
of 260,031 outputs
Outputs of similar age from AMB Express
#10
of 60 outputs
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