Selected aspects of the human gut microbiota

  • Marco Ventura
  • Paul W. O’Toole
  • Willem M. de Vos
  • Douwe van Sinderen
Multi-author review

Abstract

The gut microbiota represents a highly complex assembly of microbes, which interact with each other and with their host. These interactions have various implications in terms of health and disease, and this multi-author review issue will address a number of selected aspects pertaining to gut microbiota research.

Keywords

Microbiota Microbiome Probiotic Gut commensals Diet & health 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Ventura
    • 1
  • Paul W. O’Toole
    • 2
  • Willem M. de Vos
    • 3
    • 4
  • Douwe van Sinderen
    • 2
    • 5
  1. 1.Laboratory of Probiogenomics, Department of Chemistry, Life Sciences and Environmental SustainabilityMicrobiome Research Hub, University of ParmaParmaItaly
  2. 2.School of Microbiology, APC Microbiome InstituteUniversity College CorkCorkIreland
  3. 3.Laboratory of MicrobiologyWageningen UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Department of Bacteriology and ImmunologyUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  5. 5.School of MicrobiologyNational University of IrelandCorkIreland

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