In recent years, there has been a lot of research on the human gut microbiome, which consists of all the microorganisms and their genes living in our gut flora. This has increased our understanding of the interactions between those gut microbiome bacteria and the effect of them on human health problems, such as their effects on obesity, immunity and psychological effects via the ‘gut-brain’ axis. In this project, two ethanol resistant bacteria, DJO101 and DJO201, those were isolated from the gut flora of people who regularly consume alcohol were characterized by comparing their alcohol-protecting abilities with another gut flora bacterium, E. coli, and identified with Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).
This research was supported by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP).
Identification and Characterization of Ethanol-Resistant Bacteria from the Human Gut.
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