25. Mar 2022.
Tracking Carbon Breakdown by Gut Microbes to Breath to Endure Hibernation
Researchers used stable isotope tracking in breath to unravel how animal’s waste is recycled by gut microbes. The study found nitrogen recycling via gut symbionts increases in ground squirrels over the hibernation season. Unique application of breath and tissue markers shows how hibernating squirrels rely on gut bacteria to recycle carbon and nitrogen as well […]