Intestinal flora and endogenous vitamin synthesis

@article{Hill1997IntestinalFA,
  title={Intestinal flora and endogenous vitamin synthesis},
  author={Michael J. Hill},
  journal={European Journal of Cancer Prevention},
  year={1997},
  volume={6},
  pages={S43-S45}
}
  • M. Hill
  • Published 1 March 1997
  • Biology, Medicine
  • European Journal of Cancer Prevention
It is well established that the rumen microbial flora are a rich source of vitamins to the ruminant, and that the faecal bacterial flora are a major vitamin source for coprophagic rodents. There is also good evidence that the gut bacterial flora are a significant source of a range of vitamins to the human. In this paper evidence is presented that gut bacteria are a significant source of a range of vitamins, particularly those of the B group and vitamin K. 
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