The First Microbial Colonizers of the Human Gut: Composition, Activities, and Health Implications of the Infant Gut Microbiota

@article{Milani2017TheFM,
  title={The First Microbial Colonizers of the Human Gut: Composition, Activities, and Health Implications of the Infant Gut Microbiota},
  author={Christian Milani and Sabrina Duranti and Francesca Bottacini and Eoghan Casey and Francesca Turroni and Jennifer Mahony and Clara Belzer and Susana Delgado Palacio and Silvia Arboleya Montes and Leonardo Mancabelli and Gabriele Andrea Lugli and Juan Miguel Rodr{\'i}guez and Lars Bode and Willem Meindert de Vos and Miguel Gueimonde and Abelardo Margolles and Douwe van Sinderen and Marco Ventura},
  journal={Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews},
  year={2017},
  volume={81}
}
SUMMARY The human gut microbiota is engaged in multiple interactions affecting host health during the host's entire life span. Microbes colonize the neonatal gut immediately following birth. The establishment and interactive development of this early gut microbiota are believed to be (at least partially) driven and modulated by specific compounds present in human milk. It has been shown that certain genomes of infant gut commensals, in particular those of bifidobacterial species, are… 
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