The vaginal microbiome is an important site of bacterial-mammalian symbiosis. This symbiosis is currently best characterized for humans, where lactobacilli dominate the microbial community and may help defend women against infectious disease. However, lactobacilli do not dominate the vaginal microbiota of any other mammal studied to date, raising key questions about the forces that shape the vaginal microbiome in non-human mammals.
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Angel J. Rivera, Rebecca M. The bacterial population of the primate vaginal canal is an infant primate's first exposure to the microbial population inhabiting the outside world.
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Baboongenus Papioany of five species of large, robustand primarily terrrestrial monkeys found in dry regions of Africa and Arabia. Males of the largest species, the chacma baboon Papio ursinusaverage 30 kg 66 pounds or so, but females are only half this size. The smallest is the hamadryasor sacred baboon P.