NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers have sequenced the genome of a bacterial strain called Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis ATCC15697 that lives in the gut of breast-fed infants and uses sugars from human breast milk.
 
The work, which is scheduled to appear online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, provides clues about the co-evolution of the bug, its infant host, and human milk itself.
 

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