Low diversity gut communities during illness–papers for journal club Nov. 11

We’ll be discussion the following 2 papers describing how illness can lead to dramatic decreases in diversity in the gut microbiome for Tuesday, Nov. 11’s journal club:

Membership and Behavior of Ultra-Low-Diversity Pathogen Communities Present in the Gut of Humans during Prolonged Critical Illness

http://mbio.asm.org/content/5/5/e01361-14

Decreased bacterial diversity characterizes an altered gut microbiota in psoriatic arthritis and resembles dysbiosis of inflammatory bowel disease

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/art.38892/abstract;jsessionid=3E78A58A619347D6501889E0E8C9685D.f03t03

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