Introduction

Salmonella group at the VRI Brno is interested in structure and function of farm animal microbiota. Chickens and their microbiota represent the main target of our interest followed by pigs and their microbiota. For correct understanding of structure and function of gut microbiota we perform also comparative studied using samples from other animal species including humans.  This is why we analysed and compared gut microbiota of chickens, pigs, humans, cattle, horses, mice, dogs and even penguins from Antarctica. Identification of taxa present in a broad range of different hosts or host-adapted species helps in understanding spread and function of individual gut microbiota members.

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