Talk:Bacteroides Influence on Host Behavior

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This was an interesting topic that was well presented. The mouse figure was great, but it could be better labeled (is one mouse of the CONV-D group)? In the Backhed and Hao Ding experiment, did the researchers only add specific microbes to the GF mice to produce the CONV-D mice? Or, was it an inclusive sampling? How do the CONV-D mice specifically compare with the CONV-R mice?

Really interesting topic, who knew that bacteria were responsible for such a large amount of human caloric value. I thought that you did a good job of explaining the experiment conducted by Backhed and Ding, which was a good molecular explanation for how this type of relationship can occur. Have any studies been conducted to see whether people with unfortunate genes with regards to fat formation can be treated to help them live healthier lives?