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Appl Environ Microbiol. 2013 Jan;79(1):2-9. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02553-12. Epub 2012 Oct 26.

Gut and root microbiota commonalities.

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Genomic Sciences Center, UNAM, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.

Abstract

Animal guts and plant roots have absorption roles for nutrient uptake and converge in harboring large, complex, and dynamic groups of microbes that participate in degradation or modification of nutrients and other substances. Gut and root bacteria regulate host gene expression, provide metabolic capabilities, essential nutrients, and protection against pathogens, and seem to share evolutionary trends.

PMID:
23104406
PMCID:
PMC3536091
DOI:
10.1128/AEM.02553-12
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