Bifidobacterial succession and correlation networks in a large unselected cohort of mothers and their children.

@article{Avershina2013BifidobacterialSA,
  title={Bifidobacterial succession and correlation networks in a large unselected cohort of mothers and their children.},
  author={E Avershina and Ola Storr\o and Torbj\orn \Oien and R Johnsen and R Wilson and T Egeland and K Rudi},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={79 2},
  pages={497-507}
}
Bifidobacteria are a major microbial component of infant gut microbiota, which is believed to promote health benefits for the host and stimulate maturation of the immune system. Despite their perceived importance, very little is known about the natural development of and possible correlations between bifidobacteria in human populations. To address this knowledge gap, we analyzed stool samples from a randomly selected healthy cohort of 87 infants and their mothers with >90% of vaginal delivery… CONTINUE READING

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