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New article about growth rate and it’s effect on the dynamics of colon microbiota

“Selection of fast and slow growing bacteria from fecal microbiota using continuous culture with changing dilution rate.”

A recent study from Kaarel Adamberg published in the Journal Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease (Volume 29, 2018 – Issue 1) suggests that specific growth rate has important effect on the dynamics of colon microbiota. Manipulation of the proportions of fast and slow growing gut bacteria through modulation of the transit rate could be a target in human nutrition studies. The De-stat study would enable to predict changes in microbiota composition associated with the decrease or increase of the colonic transit rate.

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