The complex physical and chemical conditions encountered in the gut present a range of physiological challenges to both the commensal microbiota and to pathogenic microorganisms attempting to colonise the gut. The innate immune system of the host, the host's diet and the microbial population
present in the gut all contribute to the chemical complexity of the environment. The huge population of microorganisms in the gut also has a significant impact on the physicochemical properties of the gut environment. By focussing on some of the key physical and chemical stresses encountered
by microorganisms in the gut, some of the molecular responses are described. Some promising new experimental approaches are outlined for studying the behaviour of microorganisms and their communities within the gut environment.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
SHORT CHAIN FATTY ACIDS
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2010-03-01
More about this publication?
SCIENCE PROGRESS has for over 100 years been a highly regarded review publication in science, technology and medicine. Its objective is to excite the readers' interest in areas with which they may not be fully familiar but which could facilitate their interest, or even activity, in a cognate field. Science Progress commissions world authorities to contribute articles on the most interesting, important and meaningful topics - ranging from cosmology to the environment - and ensures that they are presented for the most effective use of those in both academia and industry.
Truly, Science Progress publishes an eclectic mix of articles that no library can afford to be without.
- Editorial Board
- Information for Authors
- Subscribe to this Title
- Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites