The importance of the gut microbiota has been recognized since the days of Pasteur. What makes today different from yesterday, and tomorrow so exciting, is that we now have the tools to identify the molecular mechanisms that regulate assembly of the microbiota and determine how its components affect postnatal mammalian development and adult physiology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-151
Number of pages2
JournalTrends in Microbiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2003


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