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Defecating during Morning versus Afternoon: The Gut Microbiota of Zoo Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta)

Defecating during Morning versus Afternoon: The Gut Microbiota of Zoo Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta)

Jun-Dong Tian1,2, Wei-Jie Guo1,2, Han Yan1, Jie Zhang1, Shu-Liao Tian3 and Ji-Qi Lu1,2,*

1School of Life Sciences, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001, China
2Institute of Biodiversity and Ecology, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001, China
3Zhengzhou Zoo, Zhengzhou 450002, China

*      Corresponding author: lujq@zzu.edu.cn

Fig. 1.

 Circos graphs at different taxonomic levels. A, Phylum; B, family; C, genus; AM, morning group; PM, afternoon group.

Fig. 2.

The indices of the diversity of the microbial community at OTU and family levels. AM, morning group; PM, afternoon group.

Fig. 3.

Principal component analysis of the microbial community at phylum (A), family (B), genus (C) and OTU (D) levels. AM, morning group; PM, afternoon group.

Fig. 4.

Bar plot for comparison of microbial communities between two groups at phylum (A), family (B), genus (C) and OTU (D) levels. AM, morning group; PM, afternoon group.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

December

Vol. 53, Iss. 6, Pages 2001-2521

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