whole genome sequencing microbiome
Intestinal microbiome is a complex microbial community coexisted in the intestine of animals, and they are like an organ with various physiological functions such as metabolism, immunity and endocrine. Beneficial microorganisms are essential for proper bowel function, for example, helping to absorb water, synthesize vitamins, eliminate harmful substances and avoid the invasion of pathogenic bacteria. On the contrary, excessive harmful microorganisms will lead to the invasion of pathogens, changes in intestinal peristalsis, production of harmful substances and poor excretion. Several studies pointed out that intestinal microbial disorders are associated with diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and so on.