Microbiota's 'little helpers': bacteriophages and antibiotic-associated responses in the gut microbiome
1 Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305-5124, USA
2 Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305-5107, USA
3 Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1207, USA
Genome Biology 2013, 14:127 doi:10.1186/gb-2013-14-7-127Published: 30 July 2013
Antibiotics alter the abundance and types of bacteriophage-associated genes in the mouse gut, suggesting that phage help bacterial communities during times of stress.