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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 09:10

Microbiota, Are You Sick? - mSystems®

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The human microbiota correlates closely with the health status of its host. This article analyzes the microbial composition of several subjects under different conditions over time spans that ranged from days to months. Using the Langevin equation as the basis of our mathematical framework to evaluate microbial temporal stability, we proved that stable microbiotas can be distinguished from unstable microbiotas. This initial step will help us to determine how temporal microbiota stability is related to a subject’s health status and to develop a more comprehensive framework that will provide greater insight into this complex system.

Jose Manuel Martí, Daniel Martínez-Martínez, Teresa Rubio, César Gracia, Manuel Peña, Amparo Latorre, Andrés Moya, Carlos P. Garay

Jack A. Gilbert, University of Chicago, Editor

Published in mSystems® on 21 March 2017

Direct link: http://doi.org/10.1128/mSystems.00144-16

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