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Cell Host Microbe. 2014 Jan 15;15(1):5-6. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2013.12.011.

Gut microbes take their vitamins.

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1
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA.
2
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA. Electronic address: jsonnenburg@stanford.edu.

Abstract

The dense microbial ecosystem within the gut is connected through a complex web of metabolic interactions. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Degnan et al. (2014) establish the importance of different vitamin B12 transporters that help a Bacteroides species acquire vitamins from the environment to maintain a competitive edge.

PMID:
24439893
PMCID:
PMC4111938
DOI:
10.1016/j.chom.2013.12.011
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