Bacterial symbiosis in the fish gut and its role in health and metabolism

@article{Banerjee2016BacterialSI,
  title={Bacterial symbiosis in the fish gut and its role in health and metabolism},
  author={Goutam Banerjee and Arun K. Ray},
  journal={Symbiosis},
  year={2016},
  volume={72},
  pages={1-11}
}
The bacterial community in the fish gut is very dense compared to surrounding water, which suggests that gastrointestinal tract (GIT) provides a favorable ecological niche for survival. GIT bacteria can be broadly divided into two groups; autochthonous (able to colonize on the mucosal surface) and allochthonous (free living). From the host’s point of view, autochthonous bacteria are considered to be more important than allochthonous, as they provide both nutritional as well as disease… CONTINUE READING
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