Time matters: community assembly in the pig fecal microbiome in the first month of life.



Despite the wealth of research into strategies for microbiome modulation in pigs, studies have found mixed results. Here, we follow the development of the pig gut microbial community in a monitoring experiment, sampling the microbiome at a high temporal resolution. We find rapid successional dynamics, as well as non-linear abundance patterns over time for many key taxa in the community. Our research demonstrates the importance of considering time in microbiome modulation strategies.
Date made available11 Dec 2019
PublisherWageningen University & Research


  • Multispecies
  • Pig
  • Microbioom

Accession numbers

  • PRJNA594837

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