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Metabolic labeling puts the microbiome under the microscope

Nature Medicine volume 21, pages 977978 (2015) | Download Citation

Seven years after the launch of the Human Microbiome Project, we still lack sufficient tools to visualize the microbiome in a living host. A new study provides experimental tools to label and track live anaerobic bacteria in the microbial communities in the mouse gut and beyond.

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  1. Graham J. Britton & Jeremiah J. Faith are at the Immunology Institute and Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York, USA.

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