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Culturing the human microbiota and culturomics

Authors
  • Lagier, Jean-Christophe1
  • Dubourg, Grégory1
  • Million, Matthieu1
  • Cadoret, Frédéric2
  • Bilen, Melhem1, 3
  • Fenollar, Florence4
  • Levasseur, Anthony1
  • Rolain, Jean-Marc1
  • Fournier, Pierre-Edouard4
  • Raoult, Didier1
  • 1 Aix Marseille Université, IRD, AP-HM, MEPHI, IHU Méditerranée Infection, Marseille, France , Marseille (France)
  • 2 Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Marseille, IHU Méditerranée Infection, Marseille, France , Marseille (France)
  • 3 Fondation Méditerranée Infection, IHU Méditerranée Infection, Marseille, France , Marseille (France)
  • 4 Aix Marseille Université, IRD, AP-HM, VITROME, IHU Méditerranée Infection, Marseille, France , Marseille (France)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nature Reviews Microbiology
Publisher
Springer Nature
Publication Date
Jun 24, 2018
Volume
16
Issue
9
Pages
540–550
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1038/s41579-018-0041-0
Source
Springer Nature
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Abstract

Culturomics was developed to culture and identify unknown bacteria that inhabit the human gut. In this Review, Raoult and colleagues discuss the development of culturomics and how it has extended our understanding of bacterial diversity, and highlight the potential implications for human health.

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