|Re: Cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)|
|Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 15:09:38 -0700 (PDT)|
> On Jun 11, 2019, at 1:43 PM, Ann Zabaldo <zabaldo [at] earthlink.net> wrote: > https://www.cell.com/cell-reports/pdf/S2211-1247(19)30662-X.pdf This is wonderful. I think we need a gallery on the website of all these. “Cohousing" is used 65 times. I don’t think spell check switched with “cohabitation." My favorite sentences: > Finally, it is now well established that microbiota can be horizontally > transferred from one mouse to another by simply cohousing the animals. During > cohousing, animals may feed on feces (as a result of coprophagy) or ingest > feces by self-grooming. Cohousing is now a widely accepted method for > normalizing microbial communities; it is a simple and convenient approach, > which allows for separately breeding distinct mouse lines and then cohousing > upon weaning. > Our results show that cohousing results in near-complete normalization of the > fecal microbiotas of the mice within 28 days, with the majority of bacterial > OTUs normalized after 7 days of horizontal transmission. However, our studies > do not rule out that the possibility that differences in the microbiota > composition may exist at other specific locations or niches within the > intestine even after cohousing. The lesson is that unless you want to change your biome, don’t each each others feces. I think you have to respond Ann. This is like impeachment — clearly a violation but is it worth it. I think the authors might be embarrassed down the line. Though it looks like a print publication so they may be stuck. Sharon ---- Sharon Villines Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC http://www.takomavillage.org
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