Chronic Zinc Deficiency Alters Chick Gut Microbiota Composition and Function

  title={Chronic Zinc Deficiency Alters Chick Gut Microbiota Composition and Function},
  author={Spenser M Reed and Hadar Neuman and Sharon Moscovich and Raymond Philip Glahn and Omry Koren and Elad Tako},
Zinc (Zn) deficiency is a prevalent micronutrient insufficiency. Although the gut is a vital organ for Zn utilization, and Zn deficiency is associated with impaired intestinal permeability and a global decrease in gastrointestinal health, alterations in the gut microbial ecology of the host under conditions of Zn deficiency have yet to be studied. Using the broiler chicken (Gallus gallus) model, the aim of this study was to characterize distinct cecal microbiota shifts induced by chronic… CONTINUE READING
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