Data from: Variation in gut microbial communities and its association with pathogen infection in wild bumble bees (Bombus)

Daniel P. Cariveau, J. Elijah Powell, Hauke Koch, Rachael Winfree & Nancy A. Moran
Bacterial gut symbiont communities are critical for the health of many insect species. However, little is known about how microbial communities vary among host species or how they respond to anthropogenic disturbances. Bacterial communities that differ in richness or composition may vary in their ability to provide nutrients or defenses. We used deep sequencing to investigate gut microbiota of three species in the genus Bombus (bumble bees). Bombus are among the most economically and ecologically...
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