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Fascinating Life Sciences

Why Gut Microbes Matter

Understanding Our Microbiome

Authors: Flint, Harry J.

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  • Uses current gut microbe research to give readers a different view on nutrition and human health
  • Gives context to the recent explosion of “microbiome”-related information
  • Compiles the most important information from this vast field, in a way that every interested reader will understand
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Given the at times confusing new information concerning the human microbiome released over the last few years, this book seeks to put the research field into perspective for non-specialists. Addressing a timely topic, it breaks down recent research developments in a way that everyone with a scientific background can understand.

The book discusses why microorganisms are vital to our lives and how our nutrition influences the interaction with our own gut bacteria. In turn, it goes into more detail on how microbial communities are organised and why they are able to survive in the unique environment of our intestines. Readers will also learn about how their personal microbial profile is as unique as their fingerprint, and how it can be affected by a healthy or unhealthy lifestyle.

Thanks to the open and easy-to-follow language used, the book offers an overview for all readers with a basic understanding of biology, and sheds new light on this fascinating and important part of our bodies.



About the authors

Harry Flint obtained his BSc and PhD in Genetics from the University of Edinburgh and subsequently held lectureships at the Universities of Nottingham and the West Indies. Following a fellowship in molecular biology at Edinburgh, Harry joined the Rowett Institute in Aberdeen in 1985 with the goal of applying these approaches to the microbiology of the ruminant gut. More recently, his research has focused increasingly on the human intestinal microbiota and their role in health and disease, in particular the impact of dietary fibres on our gut microbial community and its metabolic products. Harry is now an Emeritus Professor at the University of Aberdeen and is the author of more than 250 scientific papers, reviews and book chapters. He is happily married and has three grown-up children.


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-43246-1
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Hardcover $99.99
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  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Why Gut Microbes Matter
Book Subtitle
Understanding Our Microbiome
Authors
Series Title
Fascinating Life Sciences
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-43246-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-43246-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-43245-4
Series ISSN
2509-6745
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 163
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
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