Type

Journal Article

Authors

Douwe van Sinderen
Paul W O’ Toole
Elaine E. Vaughan
Carlos Canchaya
Francesca Turroni
Marco Ventura

Subjects

Microbiology

Topics
microbial diversity novel the novel probiotic intestinal microbiota metagenomics gastrointestinal system microbiology genome bacterial probiotic bacteria

Microbial diversity in the human intestine and novel insights from metagenomics (2009)

Abstract Bacterial communities reside in very different ecological niches on and within the human host, such as those associated with the alimentary tract. The human gastrointestinal tract is populated with as many as 100 trillion bacterial cells, whose collective genome likely reflects the co-evolution between the microbial community and its host. Recent progress has highlighted the intriguing diversity of these bacterial populations and their important contributions to human physiology. Thus, a thorough understanding of the autochthonous component of the intestinal microbiota is expected to provide crucial information not only on how to develop therapies for various gastrointestinal diseases but also on how to choose the next generation of probiotic bacteria as part of novel functional foods. Recently, novel culture-independent approaches such as metagenomics-based techniques were shown to be crucially important for the exploration of the biodiversity of the human intestinal microbiota.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Douwe van Sinderen, Paul W O’ Toole, Elaine E. Vaughan, Carlos Canchaya, Francesca Turroni, Marco Ventura

Experts in our system

1
Douwe van Sinderen
University College Cork
Total Publications: 61
 
2
Paul W O’ Toole
University College Cork
Total Publications: 92
 
3
Francesca Turroni
University College Cork
Total Publications: 8
 
4
Marco Ventura
University College Cork
Total Publications: 31