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Industry News & Trends / New Technologies
on May 2, 2021

DNA analysis reveals diversity of chicken gut microbiome

More than 800 bacterial species were identified, many of which were not previously known.

A collaboration between researchers in the UK and Scotland to characterize new microbes using DNA analysis has more than doubled the number of known species residing in the chicken gut.

“We have barely begun to understand what a healthy gut microbiome looks like in chickens, despite the clear importance of…

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