Of Humans and Microbes: a Long Lasting Relationship

31 October 2016

For many years, we have been repeating that for each human cell in a person there are at least 10 bacterial cells. Although this is an over-estimation, recent evidence shows that hominids and certain gut colonizing bacteria co-evolved. To demonstrate this, a recent study analyzed fecal samples from humans, chimpanzees, bonobos, and gorillas targeting 3 prominent families in the gut microbiome: Bifidobacteriaceae, Bacteriaceae, and Lachnospiraceae. Learn more at: http://www.illumina.com/applications/sequencing/dna_sequencing.html Products: Illumina MiSeq: http://www.illumina.com/systems/miseq.html For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures. Publication Links: PMID: 4639749 | Luckey et al. (1972): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/4639749 PMID: 26824647 | Sender, et al. (2016): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26824647 PMID: 27463672 | Moeller, et al. (2016): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27463672 The Science Mondays (SciMon) series is brought to you by Illumina http://www.illumina.com/. Illumina hosts Irene Predazzi, Sr Scientific Liaison of Scientific Affairs, and Jacques Retief, Associate Director of Scientific Affairs, give you a quick report on breaking news. A global genomics leader, Illumina provides comprehensive next-generation sequencing solutions to the research, clinical, and applied markets. Illumina technology is responsible for generating more than 90% of the world’s sequencing data.* Through collaborative innovation, Illumina is fueling groundbreaking advancements in oncology, reproductive health, genetic disease, microbiology, agriculture, forensic science, and beyond. *Data calculations on file. Illumina, Inc., 2015. Subscribe to the Illumina video channel http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=IlluminaInc View customer spotlight videos https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKRu7cmBQlajfheLzgbI4S7xBn7IDbt79 View Illumina webinars https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKRu7cmBQlahpXlnrrXlQw9itVJ8yHwUZ View Illumina product videos https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKRu7cmBQlaj6YuZmkfxZcT9twqDgP2Xd View Illumina support videos https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKRu7cmBQlajbm2KGsICWb-JOnusJfYvM

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