Abstract

Homeostasis of the gut microbiota is indispensable for various physiological functions. Its composition and activity co-develop with the host, and especially associate with human colorectal cancer. However, current composition identification methods are complicated and not timely without spatial distribution information. In this Letter, we explored the photoacoustic imaging (PAI) technique to characterize the composition and quantify the proportions of the gut microbes after optical probe labeling. Our experimental results demonstrated that PAI has the potential to identify different gut bacterial species on the spot.

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