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Cell Host Microbe. 2015 May 13;17(5):543-4. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2015.04.014.

Birth of the infant gut microbiome: moms deliver twice!

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1
Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California Davis and the Foods For Health Institute, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA.
2
Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California Davis and the Foods For Health Institute, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA. Electronic address: damills@ucdavis.edu.

Abstract

The infant gut is rapidly colonized by microbes shortly after birth. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe,Bäckhed et al. (2015) shed new light on the assembly of the infant gut microbiome early in life, and how diet and delivery mode shape this community in a western human population.

PMID:
25974295
PMCID:
PMC4452283
DOI:
10.1016/j.chom.2015.04.014
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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