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- 1Asthma allergic diseases
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Entropy measures of probability distributions are widely used measures in ecology, biology, genetics, and in other fields, to quantify species diversity of a community. Unfortunately, entropy–based diversity indices, or diversity indices for short, suffer from three problems. First, when...
Effect of environmental exposure on infant gut microbiota composition and diversity in the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) national birth cohortDownload
Background: The development of infant gut microbiota plays a crucial role in immune system development, and infant gut microbiota dysbiosis has been linked to asthma and allergic disease. Studies have shown that Bacteroidetes phylum was less abundant in the guts of allergic children. Although...
Duration of labour and its impact on the infant gut microbial composition in the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) birth cohortDownload
Background: Balanced development of infant gut microbiota is pivotal for immune maturation and energy homeostasis, and infant gut dysbiosis is associated with increased risk of childhood atopy, allergy and excess weight gain. Shifts in abundance of gut Bacteroidetes and Firmicutes during infancy,...