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Fig. 7 | Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica

Fig. 7

From: Protective role of the vulture facial skin and gut microbiomes aid adaptation to scavenging

Fig. 7

Health challenges faced by the vulture. a Vultures are confronted with a wide variety of carcass-derived microbes (b) that pose serious pathogenic risks to non-scavenging species. c Different potential microbiome-mediated defence mechanisms account for the vulture’s ability to tolerate and reduce the health-risk potential that a carcass represents as it passes through its digestive system

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