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Metagenomics of gut pathogens

Genomic analysis of gastrointestinal tract pathogens is key to understanding them and could potentially lead to the development of therapeutics against them. This collection of articles in Gut Pathogens aims to showcase the latest research in metagenomics of gut pathogens and microbiota published in this journal. If you would like your manuscript to be considered for this collection, please indicate so at the time of submission.

  1. An altered gut microbiota composition has recently been linked to obesity. The principal aim of this study is to investigate and compare the gut microbiota composition in obese and lean children. Secondly, ass...

    Authors: Liene Bervoets, Kim Van Hoorenbeeck, Ineke Kortleven, Caroline Van Noten, Niel Hens, Carl Vael, Herman Goossens, Kristine N Desager and Vanessa Vankerckhoven
    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:10
  2. Antimicrobial growth promoters (AGPs) are antimicrobial agents administered to livestock in feed for prolonged periods to enhance feed efficiency. Beef cattle are primarily finished in confined feeding operati...

    Authors: Kristen L Reti, Matthew C Thomas, L Jay Yanke, L Brent Selinger and G Douglas Inglis
    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:8
  3. The aim of this study is to expand existing knowledge about the CRC-associated microbiome among Han Chinese, and to further discover the variation pattern of the human CRC microbiome across all population.

    Authors: Jiawei Geng, Hong Fan, Xiaodan Tang, Huiqin Zhai and Zhigang Zhang
    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:2
  4. The diverse bacterial communities colonizing the gut (gastrointestinal tract) of infants as commensal flora, which play an important role in nutrient absorption and determining the state of health, are known t...

    Authors: Shirajum Monira, Shota Nakamura, Kazuyoshi Gotoh, Kaori Izutsu, Haruo Watanabe, Nur Haque Alam, Takaaki Nakaya, Toshihiro Horii, Sk Imran Ali, Tetsuya Iida and Munirul Alam
    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:1
  5. Malnutrition, a major health problem, affects a significant proportion of preschool children in developing countries. The devastating consequences of malnutrition include diarrhoea, malabsorption, increased in...

    Authors: Sourav Sen Gupta, Monzoorul Haque Mohammed, Tarini Shankar Ghosh, Suman Kanungo, Gopinath Balakrish Nair and Sharmila S Mande
    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2011 3:7
  6. As the National Institutes of Health-funded Human Microbiome Project enters its second phase, and as a major part of this project focuses on the human gut microbiome and its effects on human health, it might h...

    Authors: Ramy Karam Aziz
    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2009 1:21