Gut flora

This was the name previously given to the bacterial communities inhabiting our intestines. Researchers now prefer the term gut microbiota, as bacteria do not belong to the vegetable world. Some scientists also use one term or the other depending on the techniques used to identify the bacteria. They use microbiota to refer to bacteria found through sequencing techniques and gut flora to name bacteria found through (older) culturing techniques.

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