CARTA: The Evolution of Human Nutrition – Steven Leigh: Diets and Microbes in Primates - UCTV - University of California Television
CARTA: The Evolution of Human Nutrition – Steven Leigh: Diets and Microbes in Primates
Premiere Date: 12/7/2012; 17 minutes


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Steven Leigh (Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) explores the nature of the primate microbiome with the goal of understanding the impacts of microbiomes on human evolution. His results point to important contributions of microbial ecosystems to the evolution of human diet. He also sees implications for human brain evolution through energy and micronutrients that are produced by microbial taxa. (#24836)

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