Eveliina Hanski co-author on mSystems paper
A study published in mSystems builds foundation to host-microbe studies in the field of oral microbiology. Joseph et al constructed a curated murine oral microbiome database, with samples from laboratory and wild mice. Unlike the gut microbiome, the murine oral microbiome appears low in diversity is predominantly culturable. Three major murine-specific oral bacterial lineages were identified: Streptococcus danieliae, Lactobacillus murinus and Gemella species 2.
The wild house mice of Skokholm Island were included in the study. Data collected by Eveliina Hanski (PI: Dr Sarah Knowles).