Antibiotic administration alters the community structure of the gastrointestinal micobiota.

@article{Robinson2010AntibioticAA,
  title={Antibiotic administration alters the community structure of the gastrointestinal micobiota.},
  author={Courtney J Robinson and Vincent B Young},
  journal={Gut microbes},
  year={2010},
  volume={1 4},
  pages={279-284}
}
We recently demonstrated that antibiotic administration has a reproducible effect on the community structure of the indigenous gastrointestinal microbiota of mice. In this addendum we report on additional experimentation using the antibiotic vancomycin. In accord with our previous findings, vancomycin administration results in consistent alteration of the microbiota of the cecal contents and the cecal mucosa. These alterations are largely reversed by a three-week period of recovery without… CONTINUE READING