Washington: Researchers have now identified almost 2,000 bacterial species living the human gut. The team from EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute and the Wellcome Sanger Institute used a range of computational methods to analyse samples from individuals worldwide.
The results highlight that although researchers are possibly getting closer to creating a comprehensive list of the commonly found microbes in the North American and European gut, there is a significant lack of data from other regions of the world. The human gut is home to many species of microbes, collectively referred to as the gut microbiota. Researchers are still working on identifying the individual microbial species that live in our guts.