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  • Researchers map minority microbes in the colon

    Researchers got a first look at microbes that inhabit the colonic mucosa. Pictured, from left, University of Illinois animal sciences and Institute for Genomic Biology professor Rex Gaskins, animal sciences visiting research specialist Ann Benefiel, Carle Foundation Hospital gastroenterologist Dr. Eugene Greenberg, and postdoctoral researcher Franck Carbonero.

    Researchers got a first look at microbes that inhabit the colonic mucosa. Pictured, from left, University of Illinois animal sciences and Institute for Genomic Biology professor Rex Gaskins, animal sciences visiting research specialist Ann Benefiel, Carle Foundation Hospital gastroenterologist Dr. Eugene Greenberg, and postdoctoral researcher Franck Carbonero.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor's note: To contact Rex Gaskins, call 217- 244-3165; email hgaskins@illinois.edu.
    The paper, “Abundance and Diversity of Mucosa-Associated Hydrogenotrophic Microbes in the Healthy Human Colon,” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.