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Use of culture-independent methods to compare bacterial assemblages on feathers of crested and least Auklets (Aethia cristatella and Aethia pusilla) with those of passerines

Matthew Shawkey UGent, M Jawaad Hussain, Aaron L Strong, Julie C Hagelin, Amy C Vollmer and Geoffrey E Hill (2006) WATERBIRDS. 29(4). p.507-511
abstract
Despite recent interest in the interactions between birds and feather microbes, little is known about the identity of these microbes, and all studies of feather microbes thus far have focused on passerines living in temperate regions. Comparisons of the microbial groups living on different groups of birds may provide valuable insight into the ecological roles microbes play on feathers. We used culture-independent molecular techniques to identify the assemblages of bacteria found on the feathers of two closely related seabirds (Crested and Least Auklets (Aethia cristatella and A. pusilla)) and, for comparison, domestic Chickens (Gallus gallus). Some isolates were found on all three species (as well as on other species, as reported in the literature), while others were only found on Auklets. In particular, bacteria of the cold- and salt-tolerant genus Psychrobacter were only recovered from Crested Auklets. These results suggest that some genera of bacteria may be commonly found on birds, while others may be restricted in their distributions.
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feather microbes, culture-independent, seabirds, 16S rDNA, Auklets, keratinolytic, SP-NOV., ODOR, SEQUENCES, PLUMAGE, SEABIRD
journal title
WATERBIRDS
Waterbirds
volume
29
issue
4
pages
507 - 511
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000243554800013
JCR category
ORNITHOLOGY
JCR impact factor
0.497 (2006)
JCR rank
13/18 (2006)
JCR quartile
3 (2006)
ISSN
1524-4695
DOI
10.1675/1524-4695(2006)29[507:UOCMTC]2.0.CO;2
language
English
UGent publication?
no
classification
A1
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7176793
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-7176793
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2016-04-06 14:02:32
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  author       = {Shawkey, Matthew and Hussain, M Jawaad and Strong, Aaron L and Hagelin, Julie C and Vollmer, Amy C and Hill, Geoffrey E},
  issn         = {1524-4695},
  journal      = {WATERBIRDS},
  keyword      = {feather microbes,culture-independent,seabirds,16S rDNA,Auklets,keratinolytic,SP-NOV.,ODOR,SEQUENCES,PLUMAGE,SEABIRD},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {507--511},
  title        = {Use of culture-independent methods to compare bacterial assemblages on feathers of crested and least Auklets (Aethia cristatella and Aethia pusilla) with those of passerines},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1675/1524-4695(2006)29[507:UOCMTC]2.0.CO;2},
  volume       = {29},
  year         = {2006},
}

Chicago
Shawkey, Matthew, M Jawaad Hussain, Aaron L Strong, Julie C Hagelin, Amy C Vollmer, and Geoffrey E Hill. 2006. “Use of Culture-independent Methods to Compare Bacterial Assemblages on Feathers of Crested and Least Auklets (Aethia Cristatella and Aethia Pusilla) with Those of Passerines.” Waterbirds 29 (4): 507–511.
APA
Shawkey, Matthew, Hussain, M. J., Strong, A. L., Hagelin, J. C., Vollmer, A. C., & Hill, G. E. (2006). Use of culture-independent methods to compare bacterial assemblages on feathers of crested and least Auklets (Aethia cristatella and Aethia pusilla) with those of passerines. WATERBIRDS, 29(4), 507–511.
Vancouver
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Shawkey M, Hussain MJ, Strong AL, Hagelin JC, Vollmer AC, Hill GE. Use of culture-independent methods to compare bacterial assemblages on feathers of crested and least Auklets (Aethia cristatella and Aethia pusilla) with those of passerines. WATERBIRDS. 2006;29(4):507–11.
MLA
Shawkey, Matthew, M Jawaad Hussain, Aaron L Strong, et al. “Use of Culture-independent Methods to Compare Bacterial Assemblages on Feathers of Crested and Least Auklets (Aethia Cristatella and Aethia Pusilla) with Those of Passerines.” WATERBIRDS 29.4 (2006): 507–511. Print.