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Intestinal microbial communities associated with acute enteric infections and disease recovery

Overview of attention for article published in Microbiome, September 2015
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Intestinal microbial communities associated with acute enteric infections and disease recovery
Published in
Microbiome, September 2015
DOI 10.1186/s40168-015-0109-2
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Pallavi Singh, Tracy K Teal, Terence L Marsh, James M Tiedje, Rebekah Mosci, Katherine Jernigan, Angela Zell, Duane W Newton, Hossein Salimnia, Paul Lephart, Daniel Sundin, Walid Khalife, Robert A Britton, James T Rudrik, Shannon D Manning, Tracy K. Teal, Terence L. Marsh, James M. Tiedje, Duane W. Newton, Robert A. Britton, James T. Rudrik, Shannon D. Manning


The intestinal microbiome represents a complex network of microbes that are important for human health and preventing pathogen invasion. Studies that examine differences in intestinal microbial communities across individuals with and without enteric infections are useful for identifying microbes that support or impede intestinal health. 16S rRNA gene sequencing was conducted on stool DNA from patients with enteric infections (n = 200) and 75 healthy family members to identify differences in intestinal community composition. Stools from 13 patients were also examined post-infection to better understand how intestinal communities recover. Patient communities had lower species richness, evenness, and diversity versus uninfected communities, while principle coordinate analysis demonstrated close clustering of uninfected communities, but not the patient communities, irrespective of age, gender, and race. Differences in community composition between patients and family members were mostly due to variation in the abundance of phyla Proteobacteria, Bacteroidetes, and Firmicutes. Patient communities had significantly more Proteobacteria representing genus Escherichia relative to uninfected communities, which were dominated by Bacteroides. Intestinal communities from patients with bloody diarrhea clustered together in the neighbor-joining phylogeny, while communities from 13 patients' post-infection had a significant increase in Bacteroidetes and Firmicutes and clustered together with uninfected communities. These data demonstrate that the intestinal communities in patients with enteric bacterial infections get altered in similar ways. Furthermore, preventing an increase in Escherichia abundance may be an important consideration for future prevention strategies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 4%
New Zealand 1 1%
Unknown 66 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 26%
Student > Bachelor 12 17%
Researcher 12 17%
Student > Master 10 14%
Unspecified 5 7%
Other 13 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 35 50%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 10%
Unspecified 6 9%
Immunology and Microbiology 5 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 4%
Other 14 20%

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