Gut-brain microbe interaction

The microbes that inhabit the gastrointestinal tract can have major implications not only for health, but also the development and function during development and growth of an organism. Microbes in the gut are able to directly interact with the central nervous system. The role of gut microbes in the severity of different neurological disorders and behavioral defects is being investigated through studies of the structure and function of the human and relevant model microbiomes.