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Fig. 2 | Animal Microbiome

Fig. 2

From: Host reproductive cycle influences the pouch microbiota of wild southern hairy-nosed wombats (Lasiorhinus latifrons)

Fig. 2

Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat pouches during different reproductive stages. A) Subadult pouch, characterised by the dry, clean and shallow appearance. B) Pouch of an adult female either in oestrus or during gestation, characterized by being moist with dark red coloured secretions, deep, and with a thick muscular pouch wall. C) Pouch of an adult female during lactation, with a 5.5 months old joey inside, characterized by being moist, dirty, deep and with a tight pouch entrance. D) Pouch of an adult female early post lactation / anoestrus, with a characteristic dry and deep appearance, with an enlarged, but regressing teat

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