The Gut Microbiome

H. Neuman, O. Koren

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The gut microbiome is the collection of microorganisms including bacteria, archaea, viruses, and fungi found within the gut and their overall genetic information. Our gut microbiota has been shown to have broad effects on our health and well-being, impacting our immune system and metabolism, detoxifying various ingested components, and even affecting behavior. Changes in gut microbiota composition are correlated with different life stages, diet and geographical location, exercise, use of antibiotics, and a wide range of disease states. In the next years, this rapidly growing research field is likely to provide more precise interactions and networks connecting hosts with their microbiome.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrganizational Cell Biology
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780123944474
ISBN (Print)9780123947963
StatePublished - 2016


  • 16S rRNA gene
  • Age
  • Diet
  • Disease
  • Dysbiosis
  • Fecal transplant
  • Germ-free
  • Human Microbiome Project
  • Metagenomics
  • Microbiome
  • Microbiota
  • Next-generation sequencing

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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