The human gut microbiome

The Gut Microbiome – An update on current understanding

The human gut microbiome, while conventionally defined as a collection of micro-organisms that inhabit the gut ecosystem – is far more profound and elaborate than its definition.1 It represents a diverse ecosystem of different micro-organisms, also known as microbiota (mainly bacteria, but also certain yeasts and viruses), that coexist in a unique and delicate balance, and that influence the health of the gastrointestinal tract and contribute to human health and wellbeing in general.2

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