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Title: Argonne News Brief: Here be Dragons! Komodo Dragons Help Understanding of Microbial Health

Abstract

Researchers found that captive Komodo Dragons share microbes with their environment, just as humans and pets do within homes. These observations build our understanding of the impact of captivity on health, which could lead to improvements in the care of animals within our homes and other closed environments.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States); Univ. of California, San Diego, CA (United States); Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States); Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States); Denver Zoo, Denver, CO (United States); Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta, GA (United States); Wildlife Conservation Society, New York City, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; John S. Templeton Foundation; Howard Hughes Medical Inst., Chevy Chase, MD (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
1334953
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; ANL; KOMODO DRAGONS; MICROBES; MICROBIAL HEALTH; CAPTIVITY

Citation Formats

None. Argonne News Brief: Here be Dragons! Komodo Dragons Help Understanding of Microbial Health. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
None. Argonne News Brief: Here be Dragons! Komodo Dragons Help Understanding of Microbial Health. United States.
None. Tue . "Argonne News Brief: Here be Dragons! Komodo Dragons Help Understanding of Microbial Health". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1334953.
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title = {Argonne News Brief: Here be Dragons! Komodo Dragons Help Understanding of Microbial Health},
author = {None},
abstractNote = {Researchers found that captive Komodo Dragons share microbes with their environment, just as humans and pets do within homes. These observations build our understanding of the impact of captivity on health, which could lead to improvements in the care of animals within our homes and other closed environments.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {11}
}

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