"Firmicutes" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
A phylum of predominantly GRAM-POSITIVE BACTERIA that includes the orders Bacillales and Clostridiales. Firmicutes and BACTEROIDETES are the two bacterial phyla that constitute the majority of the human gut MICROBIOTA.
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Firmicutes".
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