Host-compound foraging by intestinal microbiota revealed by single-cell stable isotope probing.

Abstract

The animal and human intestinal mucosa secretes an assortment of compounds to establish a physical barrier between the host tissue and intestinal contents, a separation that is vital for health. Some pathogenic microorganisms as well as members of the commensal intestinal microbiota have been shown to be able to break down these secreted compounds. Our… (More)
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1219247110

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