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The dynamics of a family’s gut microbiota reveal variations on a theme

Overview of attention for article published in Microbiome, July 2014
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37 tweeters
24 patents
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The dynamics of a family’s gut microbiota reveal variations on a theme
Published in
Microbiome, July 2014
DOI 10.1186/2049-2618-2-25
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Patrick D Schloss, Kathryn D Iverson, Joseph F Petrosino, Sarah J Schloss


It is clear that the structure and function of the human microbiota has significant impact on maintenance of health and yet the factors that give rise to an adult microbiota are poorly understood. A combination of genetics, diet, environment, and life history are all thought to impact the development of the gut microbiome. Here we study a chronosequence of the gut microbiota found in eight individuals from a family consisting of two parents and six children ranging in age from two months to ten years old.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 2%
Ireland 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Unknown 213 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 49 22%
Researcher 47 21%
Student > Master 29 13%
Student > Bachelor 17 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 15 7%
Other 38 17%
Unknown 29 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 86 38%
Medicine and Dentistry 26 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 22 10%
Immunology and Microbiology 22 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 4%
Other 23 10%
Unknown 37 17%

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