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Birds and bats have strange gut microbiomes -- probably because they can fly

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  • Birds and bats have strange gut microbiomes -- probably because they can fly

    Gut bacteria help us fight disease and digest food, but not all animals rely on their microbiomes the way we do. A new study comparing the guts of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians shows that birds and bats have unusual microbiomes -- probably because they both can fly.

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