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Seasonal and latitudinal variation in host and microbiome

Seasonal variation in day length and temperature varies along a latitudinal gradient, being more extreme at higher latitudes. Therefore the seasonal phenotypic changes of birds will vary with latitude. We aim to investigate how much the host-microbe interactions are shaped by the physical environment (day length and temperature) and its seasonal changes, and how much this impacts the host. We also want to determine how much of the variation in host-microbe interactions is due to the environment and how much is due to inherited components of the holobiont.

Seasonal variation in pidgeons
Seasonal variation in pidgeons
Last modified:04 February 2020 11.48 a.m.