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Microbiota of newborns: maternal bacteria have the upper hand

For the first time, researchers analyzed in detail the transmission of microbiomes from mother to newborn baby. Intestinal bacteria from the mother seem to be more prone to durably colonize the newborn’s oral and intestinal microbiotas.   Considering that the microbiome is shaped during t...
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Antibiotics and intergenerational transfer of microbiota: results from a non-clinical study

If the microbiota of the mother is disturbed by antibiotics, that of the newborn could present the same imbalance, thus demonstrating a potential transfer from one generation to the next. The child could then be exposed to an increased risk of developing  inflammatory colitis.   Sinc...
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Fungal microbiota is transferred from mother to child

The fungal microbiota (mycobiota) is an integral part of the intestinal microbiota. Its establishment in the first months of life has recently been described.   The intestinal mycobiota, which represents 13% of the total volume of the intestinal microbiota, is a relatively unexplored fiel...
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