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Spatial Organization of the Gastrointestinal Microbiota in Urban Canada Geese

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, February 2018
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Title
Spatial Organization of the Gastrointestinal Microbiota in Urban Canada Geese
Published in
Scientific Reports, February 2018
DOI 10.1038/s41598-018-21892-y
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Sergei V. Drovetski, Michael O’Mahoney, Emma J. Ransome, Kenan O. Matterson, Haw Chuan Lim, R. Terry Chesser, Gary R. Graves

Abstract

Recent reviews identified the reliance on fecal or cloacal samples as a significant limitation hindering our understanding of the avian gastrointestinal (gut) microbiota and its function. We investigated the microbiota of the esophagus, duodenum, cecum, and colon of a wild urban population of Canada goose (Branta canadensis). From a population sample of 30 individuals, we sequenced the V4 region of the 16S SSU rRNA on an Illumina MiSeq and obtained 8,628,751 sequences with a median of 76,529 per sample. These sequences were assigned to 420 bacterial OTUs and a single archaeon. Firmicutes, Proteobacteria, and Bacteroidetes accounted for 90% of all sequences. Microbiotas from the four gut regions differed significantly in their richness, composition, and variability among individuals. Microbial communities of the esophagus were the most distinctive whereas those of the colon were the least distinctive, reflecting the physical downstream mixing of regional microbiotas. The downstream mixing of regional microbiotas was also responsible for the majority of observed co-occurrence patterns among microbial families. Our results indicate that fecal and cloacal samples inadequately represent the complex patterns of richness, composition, and variability of the gut microbiota and obscure patterns of co-occurrence of microbial lineages.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 47 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 12 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 23%
Student > Master 4 9%
Student > Postgraduate 3 6%
Student > Bachelor 3 6%
Other 7 15%
Unknown 7 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 21 45%
Environmental Science 5 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 9%
Computer Science 3 6%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 4%
Other 3 6%
Unknown 9 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. 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 24 September 2019.
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#2,095,205
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