Molecular analysis of the bacterial microbiota in the human stomach.

  title={Molecular analysis of the bacterial microbiota in the human stomach.},
  author={Elisabeth M Bik and Paul B Eckburg and Steven R Gill and Karen E. Nelson and Elizabeth Purdom and Fritz François and Guillermo I Perez-Perez and Martin J. Blaser and David A. Relman},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={103 3},
The microbiota of the human stomach and the influence of Helicobacter pylori colonization on its composition remain largely unknown. We characterized bacterial diversity within the human gastric mucosa by using a small subunit 16S rDNA clone library approach and analyzed 1,833 sequences generated by broad-range bacterial PCR from 23 gastric endoscopic biopsy samples. A diverse community of 128 phylotypes was identified, featuring diversity at this site greater than previously described. The… CONTINUE READING
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