Insights from Characterizing Extinct Human Gut Microbiomes

@inproceedings{Tito2012InsightsFC,
  title={Insights from Characterizing Extinct Human Gut Microbiomes},
  author={Raul Yhossef Tito and Dan Knights and Jessica Abbey Metcalf and Alexandra J. Obreg{\'o}n-Tito and Lauren M Cleeland and Fares Z. Najar and Bruce Roe and Karl Reinhard and Kristin D Sobolik and Samuel L. Belknap and Morris W. Foster and Paul Spicer and Rob Knight and C F Michael Lewis},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
In an effort to better understand the ancestral state of the human distal gut microbiome, we examine feces retrieved from archaeological contexts (coprolites). To accomplish this, we pyrosequenced the 16S rDNA V3 region from duplicate coprolite samples recovered from three archaeological sites, each representing a different depositional environment: Hinds Cave (~8000 years B.P.) in the southern United States, Caserones (1600 years B.P.) in northern Chile, and Rio Zape in northern Mexico (1400… CONTINUE READING
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Insights from Characterizing Extinct Human Gut Microbiomes

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