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Annals

Special Issue: Nutrition and the Microbiome

Edited by

Karin Moelling (University of Zurich)

Special Issue: Nutrition and the Microbiome

Published: May 2016

Volume 1372

Published since 1824, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences is the Academy’s premier scientific publication.

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The world of microorganisms has been found to be surprisingly diverse in the human gastrointestinal (GI) tract, where the microbiota amounts to a mass of several kilograms. In addition to the large numbers of microorganisms is the coexistence, even cooperation and mutualism, between the human body and the world of gut microbes. This special issue of Annals discusses key aspects of these interactions.