This episode: A simplified bacterial community in mouse guts doesn’t have much community structure, relative to other body areas!
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Microbe of the episode: Rhodomicrobium vannielii
Welch JLM, Hasegawa Y, McNulty NP, Gordon JI, Borisy GG. 2017. Spatial organization of a model 15-member human gut microbiota established in gnotobiotic mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci 114:E9105–E9114.
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