Microbial Ecology along the Gastrointestinal Tract

  title={Microbial Ecology along the Gastrointestinal Tract},
  author={Ethan T. Hillman and Hang Lu and Tian-ming Yao and Cindy H. Nakatsu},
  booktitle={Microbes and environments},
The ecosystem of the human gastrointestinal (GI) tract traverses a number of environmental, chemical, and physical conditions because it runs from the oral cavity to the anus. These differences in conditions along with food or other ingested substrates affect the composition and density of the microbiota as well as their functional roles by selecting those that are the most suitable for that environment. Previous studies have mostly focused on Bacteria, with the number of studies conducted on… CONTINUE READING
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