Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Publication Title

Frontiers in Microbiology

ISSN

1664-302X

Volume

7

First Page

333

Last Page

333

DOI

https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2016.00333

PubMed ID

27014249

Abstract

Skin bacterial communities can protect amphibians from a fungal pathogen; however, little is known about how these communities are maintained. We used a neutral model of community ecology to identify bacteria that are maintained on salamanders by selection or by dispersal from a bacterial reservoir (soil) and ecological drift. We found that 75% (9/12) of bacteria that were consistent with positive selection,

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