Companion animals symposium: humanized animal models of the microbiome.

@article{Gootenberg2011CompanionAS,
  title={Companion animals symposium: humanized animal models of the microbiome.},
  author={David B. Gootenberg and Peter J. Turnbaugh},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2011},
  volume={89 5},
  pages={1531-7}
}
Humans and other mammals are colonized by trillions of microorganisms, most of which reside in the gastrointestinal tract, that provide key metabolic capabilities, such as the biosynthesis of vitamins and AA, the degradation of dietary plant polysaccharides, and the metabolism of orally administered therapeutics. Although much progress has been made by… CONTINUE READING