UO Physics Professor Raghuveer Parthasarathy’s Research on Bacterial Competition Featured in ‘Around the O’ Article
With help from 3-D microscopy, collaborating scientists from three labs discovered that bacterial competition in the zebrafish gut is driven by natural mechanical contractions that move contents through the intestine. Their findings are detailed in the July 26 issue of the online journal PLOS Biology. http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.1002517
Numerous diseases are tied to gut microbiota. The probiotics industry targets intestinal health with products built mostly around enzyme cultures and bacteria. The UO discovery could lead to better products, said Raghuveer Parthasarathy, a professor of physics.
You can read the full article here: http://around.uoregon.edu/content/zebrafish-uo-shed-light-bacterial-competition-gut?WT.mc_id=07-27-16