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Microbial colonization alters neonatal gut metabolome

Multi-omics reveals how metabolites produced by pioneer bacterial species might alter the neonatal gut environment to an anaerobic state much earlier than was previously thought during the first hours of life.

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Fig. 1: Model of neonatal microbiome dynamics.

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Correspondence to Jincheng Wang or Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello.

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M.G.D.-B. has intellectual rights in the New York University US patent no. 10357521 related to methods for restoring the microbiota of newborns. The remaining author declares no competing interests.

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Wang, J., Dominguez-Bello, M.G. Microbial colonization alters neonatal gut metabolome. Nat Microbiol 5, 785–786 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41564-020-0734-9

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