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The garden in our gut

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5161 (Published 30 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5161
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

This agar dish has been created by allowing tiny amounts of the bacteria Citrobacter (turquoise), Escherichia coli (purple), and multidrug resistant Klebsiella (dark blue) to grow overnight, replicating what happens naturally in the gut, where the “good” bacteria keep the more harmful “bad” ones under control.

The bottom disc contains co-amoxiclav, …

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