A new study has shown that gut bacteria are responsible for growth of a range of microbes and fungi in the intestines of healthy people.
The findings, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, shed light on the roles of bacteria in the growth of various microorganisms in the human body.
It’s the first time scientists have identified the role of the gut microbiota in the production of bioactive compounds in the body.
The study, led by a team from the University of Birmingham and the University College London, found that the intestinal bacteria responsible for the production and metabolism of peptides produced by microbes in the rumen were important players in the control of the growth and growth of many other microbes.
The team studied 16 healthy adults, aged between 18 and 75 years old.
They collected stool samples from the participants and analysed the microbes they contained.
They found that three types of microbes, Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium and Actinobacteria, were involved in producing peptides in the stool samples.
These three groups of bacteria were present in different concentrations in the samples of the participants.
The researchers then tested these samples with an antibiotic that mimics the effects of Lactovibrio berghei, and discovered that the levels of the antibiotic in the peptides were different in the two groups of microbes.
In a second test, the researchers found that Lacto-Brucella bacteria were the only group of bacteria to produce peptides.
The other two groups were Bifidium and Bacteroides.
The peptides they produced were highly bioactive, but were not toxic.
The researchers suggest that these bacteria could be used in the manufacture of antimicrobial peptides that could be released in the urine or faeces of the individuals.
The results have important implications for the future use of antibiotics in the treatment of infection.
The new study, the first to demonstrate the role that the gut microbiome plays in the regulation of microbe growth in the gut, suggests that the microbes that live in the guts could play a major role in the health of the body, particularly the immune system.
This is a developing story.
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