Human Microbiota Research

Download and learn about the impact of diet–microbiota interactions on human metabolism

Produced by Nature, Nature Microbiology, Nature Reviews Microbiology and Nature Medicine; a look into the history of Human microbiota research

Understanding the role of our microbiota in health and disease has long been hampered by the strict growth requirements of many of its constituent members. Underpinning modern day investigations into the vast complexity and functions of the human microbiota are fundamental methodologies to culture anaerobic bacteria outside their natural environment.