Size Matters in Microbiome Studies

January 19, 2022

 • 

Read time:

<5 mins
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on reddit
Share on email
Share on print
Lab Notes General Doctor Badge Yellow Gatewayextension
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on reddit
Share on email
Share on print
Presented by Health Lab

The gut microbiome is made up of millions of bacteria and is located in a part of the large intestine. Rectal swabs are used clinically to sample this microbiome and can determine what bacteria is present as well as the ratios of bacteria. However, they do not report the size of a population of a specific bacteria.

More from the Alumni Education Gateway
Join the Alumni Education Gateway Email List​
We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By using this site, you accept our use of cookies.