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Diet-driven mercury contamination is associated with polar bear gut microbiota

Nature.com
 2021-12-03

Cover picture for the articleThe gut microbiota may modulate the disposition and toxicity of environmental contaminants within a host but, conversely, contaminants may also impact gut bacteria. Such contaminant-gut microbial connections, which could lead to alteration of host health, remain poorly known and are rarely studied in free-ranging wildlife. The polar bear (Ursus maritimus) is...

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