Image of the Day: Rainbow Gut

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

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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.


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