Data from: Microbiome sharing between children, livestock and household surfaces in western Kenya

Emily Mosites, Matt Sammons, Elkanah Otiang, Alexander Eng, Ceclia Noecher, Ohad Manor, Sarah Hilton, Samuel M. Thmbi, Clayton Onyango, Gemina Garland-Lewis, Douglas R. Call, M. Kariuki Njenga, Judith N. Wasserheit, Jennifer A. Zambriski, Judd L. Walson, Guy H. Palmer, Joel Montgomery, Elhanan Borenstein, Richard Omore, Peter M. Rabinowitz, Samuel M. Thumbi & Cecilia Noecker
The gut microbiome community structure and development are associated with several health outcomes in young children. To determine the household influences of gut microbiome structure, we assessed microbial sharing within households in western Kenya by sequencing 16S rRNA libraries of fecal samples from children and cattle, cloacal swabs from chickens, and swabs of household surfaces. Among the 156 households studied, children within the same household significantly shared their gut microbiome with each other, although we...
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