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Microbiota's 'little helpers': bacteriophages and antibiotic-associated responses in the gut microbiome

Christine L Sun1 and David A Relman123*

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1 Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305-5124, USA

2 Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305-5107, USA

3 Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1207, USA

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Genome Biology 2013, 14:127  doi:10.1186/gb-2013-14-7-127

Published: 30 July 2013


Antibiotics alter the abundance and types of bacteriophage-associated genes in the mouse gut, suggesting that phage help bacterial communities during times of stress.