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Microbiome: Keeping rhythm with your gut

Rhythmic colonization of gut bacteria on mucosal surfaces is promoted by time-dependent feeding, and is now shown to drive circadian expression of host genes that are involved in functions such as drug detoxification in the liver.

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Zhao, L., Zhang, C. Microbiome: Keeping rhythm with your gut. Nat Microbiol 2, 16273 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.273

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