Microbial ecology

A microbial perspective of human developmental biology
Mark R. Charbonneau, et al.
Nature  535, 48–55 (07 July 2016)

non-bacterial membership of the pregnancy-associated microbiota

Molecular-based studies suggest that most uteruses harbour microbes, with Lactobacillus, Prevotella and Bacteroides among the genera that are most commonly encountered.

stochastic low-level microbial exposures

Taxa associated with CST IV communities, such as Ureaplasma and Prevotella species, …

Lactose is made available specifically to bacterial colonizers of the infant gut by extending it by 3–20 monosaccharide units to yield structures that are known collectively as human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs)


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