The mucin degrader Akkermansia muciniphila is an abundant resident of the human intestinal tract

M.M.N. Derrien, M.C. Collado, K. Ben-Amor, S. Salminen, W.M. de Vos

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Abstract

A 16S rRNA-targeted probe, MUC-1437, was designed and validated in order to determine the presence and numbers of cells of Akkermansia muciniphila, a mucin degrader, in the human intestinal tract. As determined by fluorescent in situ hybridization, A. muciniphila accounted more than 1% of the total fecal cells and was shown to be a common bacterial component of the human intestinal tract
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1646-1648
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume74
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • targeted oligonucleotide probes
  • 16s ribosomal-rna
  • microbial diversity
  • bacteria
  • hybridization
  • microflora
  • database
  • reveals
  • samples
  • nov.

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