Contact: Dr. Alexander Loy
University of Vienna
Caption: This is microscopic identification of the microbiota in healthy (left) and inflamed intestine (right) using specific gene probes. Intestinal inflammation lead to the displacement of supporting healthy bacteria such as butyrate-producing Clostridia (left in yellow) by other bacteria (right), which in some cases can delay healing of the intestinal tissue.
Credit: Copyright: Alexander Loy
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