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Title: Honor Thy Symbionts
Url: http://www.pnas.org/content/100/18/10452.abstract
Creator: Gordon, Jeffrey
Xu, Jian
Publisher: National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
Description: This PNAS scholarly article explores the extraordinarily complex and dynamic environmentally transmitted consortia symbiosis of the human intestine. It analyzes the molecular foundations of beneficial symbiotic host-bacterial relationships in the gut and explains how interdisciplinary studies of the effects of the intestinal environment on genome structure and function could provide important new insights about how microbes and humans have coevolved mutually beneficial relationships, as well as introduces new perspectives about the foundations of human health. A subscription to PNAS may be required to access the full text of this article.
LC Classification: Science -- Human anatomy -- Organs of digestion -- Intestines
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Ecology -- Symbiosis
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Genetics -- Recombination mechanisms -- Genes. Alleles. Genome
GEM Subject: Science -- Biology
Science -- Biological and life sciences
Key Concept: Health -- Digestive system
Biology -- Genetics
Health -- Intestines
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Overviews
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Format: html
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Language: English
Rights: National Academy of Sciences
Access Rights: Free access with registration
Date Of Record Release: 2009-08-06 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-06-23 10:20:23 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Microbial Life
Full Record Views: 140
Resource URL Clicks: 8
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