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The dynamics of the piglet gut microbiome during the weaning transition in association with health and nutrition

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology, July 2018
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Title
The dynamics of the piglet gut microbiome during the weaning transition in association with health and nutrition
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Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology, July 2018
DOI 10.1186/s40104-018-0269-6
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Robin B. Guevarra, Sang Hyun Hong, Jin Ho Cho, Bo-Ra Kim, Jiwon Shin, Jun Hyung Lee, Bit Na Kang, Young Hwa Kim, Suphot Wattanaphansak, Richard E. Isaacson, Minho Song, Hyeun Bum Kim

Abstract

Understanding the composition of the microbial community and its functional capacity during weaning is important for pig production as bacteria play important roles in the pig's health and growth performance. However, limited information is available regarding the composition and function of the gut microbiome of piglets in early-life. Therefore, we performed 16S rRNA gene and whole metagenome shotgun sequencing of DNA from fecal samples from healthy piglets during weaning to measure microbiome shifts, and to identify the potential contribution of the early-life microbiota in shaping piglet health with a focus on microbial stress responses, carbohydrate and amino acid metabolism. The analysis of 16S rRNA genes and whole metagenome shotgun sequencing revealed significant compositional and functional differences between the fecal microbiome in nursing and weaned piglets. The fecal microbiome of the nursing piglets showed higher relative abundance of bacteria in the genus Bacteroides with abundant gene families related to the utilization of lactose and galactose. Prevotella and Lactobacillus were enriched in weaned piglets with an enrichment for the gene families associated with carbohydrate and amino acid metabolism. In addition, an analysis of the functional capacity of the fecal microbiome showed higher abundances of genes associated with heat shock and oxidative stress in the metagenome of weaned piglets compared to nursing piglets. Overall, our data show that microbial shifts and changes in functional capacities of the piglet fecal microbiome resulted in potential reductions in the effects of stress, including dietary changes that occur during weaning. These results provide us with new insights into the piglet gut microbiome that contributes to the growth of the animal.

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Unknown 169 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 34 20%
Student > Master 29 17%
Student > Bachelor 17 10%
Researcher 17 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 12 7%
Other 19 11%
Unknown 41 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 65 38%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 19 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 15 9%
Immunology and Microbiology 7 4%
Engineering 2 1%
Other 11 7%
Unknown 50 30%

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