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Turning the "Phage" on Malnutrition and Stunting.

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Summary of "Turning the "Phage" on Malnutrition and Stunting."

Bacteriophages shape bacterial ecosystems, including community membership and their metabolic function. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Mirzaei et al. (2020) identify harbored bacteriophages among a Proteobacteria-dominant community unique to toddlers with stunted growth from Bangladesh, and that confer the capacity to similarly tailor microbiota profiles in vitro.

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Name: Cell host & microbe
ISSN: 1934-6069
Pages: 159-161

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