Mechanistic insight into polysaccharide use within the intestinal microbiota.

@article{Bolam2011MechanisticII,
  title={Mechanistic insight into polysaccharide use within the intestinal microbiota.},
  author={David N. Bolam and Justin L. Sonnenburg},
  journal={Gut microbes},
  year={2011},
  volume={2 2},
  pages={86-90}
}
It is becoming increasingly clear that diet is one of the major factors that drives the function and composition of the intestinal microbiota. The diet of humans is highly diverse when considering different populations or even a single individual over a relatively short period of time. However, we are just beginning to understand the mechanisms that connect dietary change to intestinal microbiota dynamics. The community of microbes within our distal digestive tract influences numerous aspects… CONTINUE READING