Microbiome analysis

Microbiome analysis

The microbiota of an organism consists of commensal and symbiotic microbes and pathogenic species that may grow opportunistically when an individual is immuno-compromised or receiving antimicrobial treatments.

Research is ongoing, but it is thought a balanced microbiome contributes to the immune system.  Microarray analysis of species variation may give insights to the health or disease state of an individual.

 

Selected publications

Resistant starch diet induces change in the swine microbiome and a predominance of beneficial bacterial populations
Ö. C.O. Umu, J. A. Frank, J. U. Fangel, M. Oostindjer, C. Souza da Silva, E. J. Bolhuis, G. Bosch, W. G.T. Willats, P. B. Pope, and D. B. Diep
Microbiome