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Culturing: Looking it up in our gut

Nature Microbiology volume 1, Article number: 16169 (2016) | Download Citation

A new, publicly available, collection of cultured bacterial species from the mouse gut, the Mouse Intestinal Bacterial Collection, opens up opportunities for deepening microbiome research. Cultured isolates allow the functions of specific species and controlled consortia to be determined through in vitro experimentation.

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  1. Clarisse Marotz and Rob Knight are in the Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093, USA.

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  2. Rob Knight is also in the Department of Computer Science and the Center for Microbiome Innovation, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093, USA.

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