Bacterial Link Between Lemurs

black and white lemur standing on a wooden bridge above grass - Unsplash
Jeff Gardner

Stacey Tecot, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Arizona, is the co-author of a new research article on the social behavior and microbiology of red-bellied lemurs. Due to lemurs’ close proximity to one another, the bacteria found in a lemur is affected by which other lemurs it surrounds itself with. The findings from this study may have implications for human microbiology.