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Delivery mode shapes the acquisition and structure of the initial microbiota across multiple body habitats in newborns

Admin Clinical Papers June 29, 2010

Upon delivery, the neonate is exposed for the first time to a wide array of microbes from a variety of sources, including maternal bacteria. We found that in direct contrast to the highly differentiated communities of their mothers, neonates harbored bacterial communities that were undifferentiated across multiple body habitats, regardless…