Microbiome: Human gut microbiota can be readily cultured, manipulated and archived

  title={Microbiome: Human gut microbiota can be readily cultured, manipulated and archived},
  author={Natalie J. Wood},
  journal={Nature Reviews Gastroenterology \&Hepatology},
  • Natalie J. Wood
  • Published 4 May 2011
  • Biology
  • Nature Reviews Gastroenterology &Hepatology

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Topical Decolonization Does Not Eradicate the Skin Microbiota of Community-Dwelling or Hospitalized Adults

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  • Biology
    Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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Shrinkage of the human core microbiome and a proposal for launching microbiome biobanks.

Launching microbiome biobanks for archiving native microbiomes, supervising antibiotic use, probiotic design and native starter production, as well as advertising a revisit to native lifestyles are suggested.


Extensive personal human gut microbiota culture collections characterized and manipulated in gnotobiotic mice

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