Dendrophryniscus brevipollicatus

Adult amphibian microbiome

Unraveling the Role of Evolutionary History on Skin and Gut Microbial Communities of Anuran Amphibians

I am investigating how skin and gut microbial communities of amphibians relate to their evolutionary history. I sampled anuran amphibians in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil and found that evolutionary history explains most the variation of their skin microbiome but almost nothing of the variation in the gut microbiome.