Components of a Neanderthal gut microbiome recovered from fecal sediments from El Salt

Rampelli S, Turroni S, Mallol C, Hernandez C, Galván B, Sistiaga A, Biagi E, Astolfi A, Brigidi P, Benazzi S, Lewis CM Jr, Warinner C, Hofman CA, Schnorr SL, Candela M.
Commun Biol. 2021 Feb 5;4(1):169. doi: 10.1038/s42003-021-01689-y. PMID: 33547403 Free article.
To provide some glimpse into the past, we searched for human gut microbiome components in ancient DNA from 14 archeological sediments spanning four stratigraphic units of El Salt Middle Paleolithic site (Spain), including layers of unit X, which has yielded well-preserved …