Microbial bile acid metabolic clusters: the bouncers at the bar. Academic Article uri icon


  • Colonization resistance refers to the ability of the colonic microbiota to prevent invasion by pathogens including Clostridium difficile. In a recent article, Buffie etal. (2014) have demonstrated that a single metabolic cluster present in the normal, colonic microflora is responsible for preventing C.difficile invasion of healthy hosts.

published proceedings

  • Cell Host Microbe

altmetric score

  • 1

author list (cited authors)

  • Sorg, J. A.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Sorg, Joseph A

publication date

  • January 2014