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Fig. 2 | Animal Microbiome

Fig. 2

From: Faecal inoculations alter the gastrointestinal microbiome and allow dietary expansion in a wild specialist herbivore, the koala

Fig. 2

Bacteroidetes to Firmicutes (B:F) ratios of koalas. a boxplot of the Bacteroidetes to Firmicutes (B:F) ratio of koalas found in manna gum (n = 5; MG Koala) and messmate forest (i.e. donor koalas from MG2, n = 5; MM Koala) and that of the inoculant given to the treatment koalas. b scatter plot of the Bacteroidetes to Firmicutes (B:F) ratio of the treatment (red) and control (blue) captive koalas over time. Closed circles joined by lines indicate the median values for each treatment. Open symbols indicate B:F ratio for each individual, with different symbols indicating different individuals. The koalas received messmate over the period indicated in green with the inoculation period indicated by the grey shading. Sampling point 1 = Capture; 2 = immediately prior to the introduction of messmate; 3 = three days after the introduction of messmate; 4 = immediately after the completion of the inoculations; 5 = nine days after the completion of the inoculations; and 6 = 18 d after the completion of the inoculations

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