Scientists demonstrate the long-term evolution of bacteria in the gut

Scientists just revealed how invading bacteria evolve in the mammalian gut over the long term. Researchers from the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) studied the evolution of an invader strain of the Escherichia coli bacterium for more than six thousand generations in the mouse gut. The paper, published in the prestigious magazine Nature Communications, unravels important data that could be used to anticipate and prevent colonization by pathogenic bacteria or antibiotic resistance.

Check the latest news in the press about the study (in Portuguese):

in Jornal Médico

in Diário da Saúde

in News Farma

Updated on 09 november 2022

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