Max Planck Research Group on Plant Foods in Hominin Dietary Ecology

Max Planck Research Group on Plant Foods in Hominin Dietary Ecology

We study how plant food gathering, processing, digestion, and consumption influenced the biology and behavior of our ancestors and relatives. (more ...)

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In a follow-up to last year's groundbreaking presentation of the taxonomic identity and diversity of the gut microbiota (GM) of Hadza hunter-gatherers, Stephanie and Amanda announce a new paper focused on the metagenome of this microbiota. This new paper presents the functional potential of the GM, including both genes dedicated to processing certain food types, as well as antibiotic resistance genes. (moreā€¦)


plant; stone tool; mandible; starch grains