Intestinal Ecology : Interactions Among the Gastrointestinal Tract , Nutrition , and the Microflora

@inproceedings{Koutsos2006IntestinalE,
  title={Intestinal Ecology : Interactions Among the Gastrointestinal Tract , Nutrition , and the Microflora},
  author={Elizabeth A. Koutsos and Vanessa J. Arias},
  year={2006}
}
Extremely complex interactions exist between the components of intestinal ecology, including the host intestinal anatomy, intestinal microbial populations, and the nutrition of the animal. The anatomical regions of the gastrointestinal tract can be characterized based on cell type and function and include the epithelial cell layer, lamina propria, muscularis, widespread components of the immune system, and mucus layer. The microflora consists primarily of bacteria, which can be broadly… CONTINUE READING