6. Molecular Microbial Ecology of the Human Gut

  1. G. R. Gibson and
  2. R. A. Rastall
  1. Kieran M. Tuohy and
  2. Anne L. McCartney

Published Online: 8 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9780470023150.ch6

Prebiotics: Development & Application

Prebiotics: Development & Application

How to Cite

Tuohy, K. M. and McCartney, A. L. (2006) Molecular Microbial Ecology of the Human Gut, in Prebiotics: Development & Application (eds G. R. Gibson and R. A. Rastall), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470023150.ch6

Editor Information

  1. School of Food Biosciences, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 226, Reading RG6 6AP, UK

Author Information

  1. School of Food Biosciences, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 226, Reading RG6 6AP, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 4 APR 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470023136

Online ISBN: 9780470023150

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Keywords:

  • human gut molecular microbial ecology;
  • gut microbial ecology and polyphasic analyses;
  • GI microflora, impact on host health/wellbeing;
  • normal microflora of human GI tract;
  • multiple factors, on human colonic flora composition;
  • gut flora dynamics, role in human health;
  • prebiotics, inclusion in modern formulae;
  • molecular probing in gut microbiology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Normal Microflora of the Human GI Tract

  • The Molecular Revolution

  • Molecular Probing Strategies

  • PCR-based Community Analyses

  • DNA Microarrays

  • Functional Investigations, Introducing the ‘Omics’ Era

  • Conclusion

  • References