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Among gut microbes, strains, not just species, matter

First large-scale analysis completed of intra-species in the gut’s

Cartoon of Gut Microbe Strains
Gut microbiomes from different people can contain similar , but different strains, as this cartoon illustrates.
Credit:Dana C. Thomas/


The study was funded by a New Innovator Award DP2 AT007802-01 to Borenstein.

University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine