The Human Intestinal Microbiome: A New Frontier of Human Biology

@article{Hattori2009TheHI,
  title={The Human Intestinal Microbiome: A New Frontier of Human Biology},
  author={Masahira Hattori and Todd D. Taylor},
  journal={DNA Research: An International Journal for Rapid Publication of Reports on Genes and Genomes},
  year={2009},
  volume={16},
  pages={1 - 12}
}
To analyze the vast number and variety of microorganisms inhabiting the human intestine, emerging metagenomic technologies are extremely powerful. The intestinal microbes are taxonomically complex and constitute an ecologically dynamic community (microbiota) that has long been believed to possess a strong impact on human physiology. Furthermore, they are heavily involved in the maturation and proliferation of human intestinal cells, helping to maintain their homeostasis and can be causative of… CONTINUE READING