Accessing the mobile metagenome of the human gut microbiota

Brian V Jones, Julian R Marchesi

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This article outlines current and possible future strategies to access the mobile metagenome of bacterial ecosystems. Evidence for the role of this genetic resource in development and maintenance of core community functions of the human gut microbiota is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)749-758
Number of pages10
JournalMolecular Biosystems
Issue number11
Early online date20 Aug 2007
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007


  • Bacteria/genetics
  • Gastrointestinal Tract/microbiology
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Bacterial
  • Genome, Bacterial/genetics
  • Genomics/methods
  • Humans
  • Models, Biological


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