Elk are common in the park. Like bison, they need microbial communities to help break down grass and other plants that they eat. Most herbivores laze around while digestion is taking place. This image has been selected from 'Seen and Unseen, Discovering the Microbes of Yellowstone' by Kathy Sheehan, David Patterson, Brett Leigh Dicks and Joan Henson, and published by Globe Pequot Press
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Symbioses and associations at Yellowstone
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