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Fecal transplants let packrats eat poison


July 21, 2014

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In a study by University of Utah biologists, woodrats lost their ability to eat toxic creosote bushes after antibiotics killed their gut microbes. Woodrats that never ate the plants were able to do so after receiving fecal transplants with microbes from creosote eaters, University of Utah biologists found.Full Story

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