- Firmicutes harbor a significantly higher viral diversity than the other types of bacteria.
- Vitamin D deficiency produces intestinal dysbiosis, with a reduction of bacteria with anti-inflammatory properties (e.g., Firmicutes) and an increase in pathobiontic bacteria (e.g., Bacteroides and Proteobacteria).
- Animal-based regimen decreases the Firmicutes
- - Shifting to a plant-based diet would increase Firmicutes population
- Another group of bacteria, named “heredipersistent”, appears to be ‘inherited’ within families.
- These bacteria, which include Firmicutes, have a higher turnover rate than tenacious bacteria do. For this reason, re-infecting their human host is crucial for these microbes to persist in a specific individual.
- The heredipersistent bacteria tend to be able to spread through spores, which would help transmission within a family.
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