Analysis of the Zebra Finch Gut Microbiota

Cole Hanke Pre-medical Biology

David Hunnicutt Associate Professor of Biology

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The purpose of this study is to analyze the gut microbiota of the zebra finch. The fecal samples of both male and female birds were collected from two separate populations. The bacteria were then incubated and isolated in order to amplify and sequence their 16s rRNA. The analysis of the 16s rRNA in a bacterial database showed the presence of a variety of species from the bacillus, staphylococcus, and citrobacter genera.

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