Image of the Day: Rainbow Gut

Rather than organizing into easily defined compartments, different microbes mix and intermingle within the mouse gut, scientists find.

Oct 11, 2017
The Scientist Staff

 

Fifteen distinct gut microbes (assorted colors; each labeled with a unique fluorescent marker) imaged within the intestines of a mouseJESSICA MARK WELCH AND YUKO HASEGAWA, MBLSee J.L.M. Welch et al., “Spatial organization of a model 15-member human gut microbiota established in gnotobiotic mice,” PNAS, doi:10.1073/pnas.1711596114, 2017.