Molecular characterization of the microbial species that colonize human ileal and colonic mucosa by using 16S rDNA sequence analysis.

AIM The aim of this study was to characterize the bacterial community adhering to the mucosa of the terminal ileum, and proximal and distal colon of the human digestive tract. METHODS AND RESULTS Pinch samples of the terminal ileum, proximal and distal colon were taken from a healthy 35-year-old, and a 68-year-old subject with mild diverticulosis. The 16S… CONTINUE READING