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Research Article

Development of the Human Infant Intestinal Microbiota

  • Chana Palmer,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Elisabeth M Bik,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Daniel B DiGiulio,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California, United States of America

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  • David A Relman,

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California, United States of America

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  • Patrick O Brown mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: pbrown@pmgm.stanford.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Biochemistry, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Published: June 26, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0050177

About the Authors

Chana Palmer
Department of Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America
Elisabeth M Bik, David A Relman
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America
Daniel B DiGiulio, David A Relman
Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America
Daniel B DiGiulio, David A Relman
Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California, United States of America
Patrick O Brown
Department of Biochemistry, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America
Patrick O Brown
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: pbrown@pmgm.stanford.edu

Competing Interests

POB is an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Author Contributions

CP, EMB, DBD, DAR, and POB conceived and designed the experiments and analyzed the data. CP, EMB, and DBD performed the experiments. CP, EMB, DBD, and POB wrote the paper.