microbiome

Brown woodrat facing left, chewing on a daisy.

It’s who you are that matters most

A first-of-its-kind study found that evolutionary history has the strongest influence in both wild and captive woodrats’ microbiomes.


How the body builds a healthy relationship with “good” gut bacteria

Research shows how the bacteria in the gut shape the immune system.


Rodent gut bacteria

Researchers in the U’s School of Biological Sciences report that the native gut microbiome can be preserved in captivity by continuing to feed the animals their native foods instead of an artificial diet.


A Healthier U


A Healthier U