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Mother-to-Infant Transmission of Intestinal Bifidobacterial Strains Has an Impact on the Early Development of Vaginally Delivered Infant’s Microbiota

Mother-to-Infant Transmission of Intestinal Bifidobacterial Strains Has an Impact on the Early Development of Vaginally Delivered Infant’s Microbiota

Reported that the mother’s intestine is an important source for the vaginal delivered infant’s intestinal microbiota that colonize shortly after birth.

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Makino H, Kushiro A, Ishikawa E, Kubota H, Gawad A, et al. (2013) Mother-to-Infant Transmission of Intestinal Bifidobacterial Strains Has an Impact on the Early Development of Vaginally Delivered Infant’s Microbiota. PLoS ONE 8(11): e78331. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0078331.