Establishment of the gut microbiota in Western infants

  title={Establishment of the gut microbiota in Western infants},
  author={I. Adlerberth and A. Wold},
  journal={Acta P{\ae}diatrica},
  • I. Adlerberth, A. Wold
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Acta Pædiatrica
  • In adult individuals, the intestinal microbiota comprises several hundred, mostly anaerobic, bacterial species. This complex ecosystem is formed through the successive establishment of different bacteria in infancy and early childhood. Facultative and aerotolerant bacteria establish first, followed by more and more strict anaerobes. The bacteria derive from different sources and the colonization pattern is influenced by delivery mode and environmental factors. Commensal microbes provide the… CONTINUE READING
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