Bacteria have co-evolved with us for thousands of years. We now understand they are closely linked to many aspects of health. But, in most cases, the complex influences of microbiota on our health is not yet functionally understood.
Metabolomics is increasingly recognized as a critical tool for unlocking microbiota function because metabolites serve as the "currency" and "language" that mediate the relationship between microbe the host. But in order to effectively decipher this relationship, the metabolomics technology employed needs to possess specific characteristics.
This free, comprehensive eBook provides an overview of the many ways tracking metabolic processes can elucidate how host-microbiota interactions result in a specific trait. It also offers key considerations for a successful metabolomics study in this area of research.