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More than just bacteria: the importance of microbial diversity in gut health and disease

The gut microbiota contains a vast number of microorganisms from all three domains of life, including bacteria, archaea and fungi, as well as viruses. These interact in a complex way to contribute towards both health and the development of disease ā€” interactions that are only now being elucidated thanks to the application of advanced DNA sequencing technology in this field.

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