A study by Sina Rometsch was published as an open access paper in the journal Microbiome
The article titled "Parallel and non-parallel changes of the gut microbiota during trophic diversification in repeated young adaptive radiations of sympatric cichlid fish" by HFA doctoral researcher Sina Rometsch deals with the gut microbiota dynamics during the early stages of speciation. Rometsch's research indicates that a lack of clearly differentiated niches during the early stages of ecological diversification might result in non-parallel changes of gut microbial communities.
The study was published in the journal Microbiome. The scope of the journal encompasses studies of microbiomes colonizing humans, animals, plants or the environment. Studies on community/host interaction with emphasis on structure-function relationship that would lead to substantial advances in the field are considered in this publication.
The Open Access paper was written in collaboration with Hector Fellow Axel Meyer, Andreas Härer, Julián Torres-Dowdall, Elizabeth Yohannes and Gonzalo Machado-Schiaffino.
Congratulations to Sina Rometsch!