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  • n. type genus of Bacteroidaceae; genus of Gram-negative rodlike anaerobic bacteria producing no endospores and no pigment and living in the gut of man and animals

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Examples

  • The caecum in particular, is favourable for the growth of anaerobes such as clostridia and bacteroides.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • Another point of interest is that people eating a high-fiber diet have mostly “good” bacteria, lactobacillus and streptococcus, while those eating low-fiber diets harbor mostly “bad” bacteria, bifidobacteria and bacteroides.

    The New Super-Nutrition

  • Khoruts published a study in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology in 2009 that showed a single infusion of feces reversed the absence of bacteroides - a group of bacteria vital to the body's ability to withstand infections with C.difficile.

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  • Khoruts published a study in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology in 2009 that showed a single infusion of feces reversed the absence of bacteroides -- a group of bacteria vital to the body's ability to withstand infections with C.difficile.

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