Bats Don't Rely on Gut Bacteria the Way Humans Do

by The Field Museum

A new paper reveals that the microbiomes of closely-related bats can be totally different from each other, which suggests that having a community of helpful gut bacteria may not be so important for this group of mammals

Shark Skin Microbiome Resists Infection

by King Abdullah University of Science & Technology

In the wild, blacktip reef sharks are often seen bearing wounds, but they rarely exhibit obvious signs of infection around the wounds