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Prevotella in the gut: choose carefully

Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology volume 13, pages 6970 (2016) | Download Citation

Gut microbial communities often contain many Bacteroides or their close relatives, Prevotella, but not both. Prevotella strains are associated with plant-rich diets but are also linked with chronic inflammatory conditions. In 2015, papers probed the genomic diversity of Prevotella strains and interactions of Prevotella copri with its host and other bacteria.

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  1. Ruth Ley is at Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, 467 Biotech, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA and Department of Microbiome Science, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Spemannstrasse 35, Tübingen 72076, Germany.

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