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Contact: Tobin Hammer
tobin.hammer@colorado.edu
650-996-1315
University of Colorado at Boulder

Red Postman Butterfly

Caption: A new CU-Boulder study led by doctoral student Tobin Hammer has shown the internal microbial make-up of the red postman butterfly changed dramatically from caterpillar to pupa to adult. This is the first time researchers have ever sequenced the entire microbiome of a butterfly.

Credit: Tobin Hammer, University of Colorado

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