Intestinal microflora in early infancy: composition and development

  title={Intestinal microflora in early infancy: composition and development},
  author={S. Fanaro and R. Chierici and P. Guerrini and V. Vigi},
  journal={Acta P{\ae}diatrica},
  • S. Fanaro, R. Chierici, +1 author V. Vigi
  • Published 2003
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Acta Pædiatrica
  • The neonatal intestinal microbiota is a complex ecosystem composed of numerous genera, species and strains of bacteria. This enormous cell mass performs a variety of unique activities that affect both the colonic and systemic physiology. Its primary activities include nutritive, metabolic, immunological and protective functions. Most studies of infants have been based on faecal samples using the classical plating techniques with culturing on specific media. The limitations of these methods must… CONTINUE READING
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