The Gut Microbiome

Hadar Neuman, Sondra Turjeman, Omry Koren

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


The gut microbiome is the collection of microorganisms, including bacteria, archaea, viruses and fungi, found within the gut and their overall genetic information. Our gut microbiota has broad effects on our health and well-being, impacting our immune system and metabolism, detoxifying various ingested components, and even affecting behavior. Changes in gut microbiota composition are correlated with different life stages, diet and geographical location, exercise, use of antibiotics and a wide range of disease states. In the next years, this rapidly growing research field is likely to provide more detailed mechanisms on how the gut microbiome affects the host in these different conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Cell Biology
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1-6, Second Edition
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780128216248
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


  • 16S rRNA gene
  • Age
  • Diet
  • Disease
  • Dysbiosis
  • Fecal transplant
  • Germ-free
  • Human microbiome project
  • Metagenomics
  • Microbiome
  • Microbiota
  • Next-generation sequencing


Dive into the research topics of 'The Gut Microbiome'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this