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    • Keratinolytic bacteria from the feathers of wild Dark-eyed Juncos (Junco hyemalis) 

      Tran, Minh D.; Dille, John Wesley; Camden, Weslin L.; Brunt, Diamond; Rogers, Christopher M.; Schneegurt, Mark A. (SAGE Publications Ltd, 2022-01-27)
      We collected >300 bacterial isolates from overwintering Dark-eyed Juncos (Junco hyemalis) to find that ∼40% appear to degrade the structural protein of feathers using extracellular keratinase enzymes. A guild of bacteria ...