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APMIS. 2012 Oct;120(10):773-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0463.2012.02899.x. Epub 2012 Mar 23.

Age-related prevalence of Methanomassiliicoccus luminyensis in the human gut microbiome.

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Unité de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes, IHU Méditerranée Infection, Aix-Marseille- Université, France.

Abstract

A 16S rDNA sequence-based investigation of methanogenic Archaea in the human stools found Methanobrevibacter smithii in 99.2% and Methanosphaera stadtmanae in 32.6%. The recently described Methanomassiliicoccus luminyensis found by others to be representative of a new order of methanogenic Archaea was found in 4% of stool specimens. The prevalence of M. luminyensis significantly increased with age, contrary to M. smithii and M. stadtmanae.

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