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  • n. Plural form of firmicute.

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Examples

  • They found that in both man and rodent, a family of bacteria known as firmicutes were more plentiful in the obese than in the lean.

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  • As the year progressed and the dieting continued, the bacteroidetes numbers went up, and the firmicutes numbers went down.

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  • Most fall into two divisions, or phyla: the bacteroidetes and the firmicutes.

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  • The firmicutes, in particular, are good at digesting our food.

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  • Ley and co-workers examined the proportion of firmicutes and bacteroidetes in 12 people, in a study they also reported in Nature in 2006.

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  • Before the diet, the subjects had more firmicutes and fewer bacteroidetes than healthy-weight people.

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  • The more firmicutes in a person's intestines, the more calories they can collect from a meal.

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  • In particular, fat mice tended to have more firmicutes, and fewer bacteroidetes, in their guts than lean mice.

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  • As in people, the main intestinal inhabitants of mice were bacteroidetes and firmicutes.

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  • Healthy diets with an abundance of complex carbohydrates provide the gut with significant numbers of micro-organisms called firmicutes.

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