Journal Article


Peer Bork
Rob Knight
Jeroen Raes
Liping Zhao
Georg Zeller
Gary D Wu
George M Weinstock
Jun Wang
Shinichi Sunagawa
Fergus Shanahan
and 19 others


Medicine & Nursing

composition microbial health and wellbeing clinical practice human health landscape gut community

Enterotypes in the landscape of gut microbial community composition. (2017)

Abstract Population stratification is a useful approach for a better understanding of complex biological problems in human health and wellbeing. The proposal that such stratification applies to the human gut microbiome, in the form of distinct community composition types termed enterotypes, has been met with both excitement and controversy. In view of accumulated data and re-analyses since the original work, we revisit the concept of enterotypes, discuss different methods of dividing up the landscape of possible microbiome configurations, and put these concepts into functional, ecological and medical contexts. As enterotypes are of use in describing the gut microbial community landscape and may become relevant in clinical practice, we aim to reconcile differing views and encourage a balanced application of the concept.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Peer Bork, Rob Knight, Jeroen Raes, Liping Zhao, Georg Zeller, Gary D Wu, George M Weinstock, Jun Wang, Shinichi Sunagawa, Fergus Shanahan and 19 others

Experts in our system

Peer Bork
University College Cork
Total Publications: 8
Jun Wang
Trinity College Dublin
Total Publications: 37
Fergus Shanahan
University College Cork
Total Publications: 259