Presentation of the recent advances related to the human infant gut microbiota mobilome

Knut Rudi Microbiota

Dr. Knut Rudi from Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway  will present his study related to "The human infant gut microbiota mobilome " during the 5th Targeting Microbiota World Congress 2017.

According to him: "The microbial ecosystem residing in the human gastrointestinal tract plays an intimate role in the development and well-being of their human host. The gut commensal microbes reside in synergy with the host, undertaking wide range of functions that benefits themselves and their host. These host-associated microbial communities that share different functional genes between distinct bacterial species are increasingly associated with horizontal gene transfer (HGT). Mobile genetic elements (MGEs) such as plasmids, transposons and integrons are main contributors to HGT. The human gut microbiota are reservoirs to multiple AR genes that in turn are associated with wide range of MGEs. These elements additionally harbor novel genes that attributes towards the host microbe properties. However, the distribution and association of MGEs in the developing gut microbiota remains largely unexplored. Current status and future developments in our knowledge about the infant gut microbiota mobilome will be discussed".

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