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    • Bacterial diversity in faeces from polar bear (Ursus maritimus) in Arctic Svalbard 

      Glad, Trine; Brusetti, Lorenzo; Aars, Jon; Bernhardsen, Pål; Nielsen, Kaare Magne; Andersen, Magnus; Sundset, Monica Alterskjær (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2010)
      Background Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) are major predators in the Arctic marine ecosystem, feeding mainly on seals, and living closely associated with sea ice. Little is known of their gut microbial ecology and the main purpose of this study was to investigate the microbial diversity in faeces of polar bears in Svalbard, Norway (74-81 degrees N, 10-33 degrees E). In addition the level of blaTEM ...