Diversity, stability and resilience of the human gut microbiota

@article{Lozupone2012DiversitySA,
  title={Diversity, stability and resilience of the human gut microbiota},
  author={Catherine Lozupone and Jesse I. Stombaugh and Jeffrey I. Gordon and Janet K. Jansson and Rob Knight},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2012},
  volume={489},
  pages={220-230}
}
Trillions of microbes inhabit the human intestine, forming a complex ecological community that influences normal physiology and susceptibility to disease through its collective metabolic activities and host interactions. Understanding the factors that underlie changes in the composition and function of the gut microbiota will aid in the design of therapies that target it. This goal is formidable. The gut microbiota is immensely diverse, varies between individuals and can fluctuate over time… CONTINUE READING
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