Data from: Burying beetles regulate the microbiome of carcasses and use it to transmit a core microbiota to their offspring

Shantanu P. Shukla, Heiko Vogel, David G. Heckel, Andreas Vilcinskas & Martin Kaltenpoth
Necrophagous beetles utilize carrion, a highly nutritious resource that is susceptible to intense microbial competition, by treating it with antimicrobial anal and oral secretions. However, how this regulates the carcass microbiota remains unclear. Here, we show that carcasses prepared by the burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides undergo significant changes in their microbial communities subsequent to their burial and ‘preparation’. Prepared carcasses hosted a microbial community that was more similar to that of beetles’ anal and oral...
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