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on July 7, 2021

Study reveals differences in feral, commercial chicken gut

The research could lead to approaches that can manipulate the poultry microbiome to improve production.

Researchers at the University of Hawaii have sequenced the intestinal microbiome of the Hawaiian feral chicken.

The findings, published in Poultry Science, could provide clues about the biology and health of modern-day chickens used for commercial operations. 

“Understanding the gut microbiota of chicken provides us with better knowledge of…

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