Our gut is the largest defense barrier of our body, harboring more than 60% of immune cells. The human microbiome is composed of resident bacteria, yeasts, eukaryotic viruses and bacteriophages. However, little is known about the composition and physiological significance of the phages of our microbiomes. Our goal is to identify microbial signatures, bacterial and viral, which can broadly define health or disease.
Dwayne Roach, Sylvie Chollet-Martin, Benoît Noël, Vanessa Granger, Laurent Debarbieux, Luc de Chaisemartin