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Articles by Olivia M. Crowley in JoVE
A Method to Define the Effects of Environmental Enrichment on Colon Microbiome Biodiversity in a Mouse Colon Tumor Model Andrew K. Fuller1,2, Benjamin D. Bice1,2, Ashlee R. Venancio1,2, Olivia M. Crowley1,2, Ambur M. Staab1,2, Stephanie J. Georges1,2, Julio R. Hidalgo1,2, Annika V. Warncke1,2, Melinda L. Angus-Hill1,2 1Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah, 2Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah Environmental Enrichment (EE) is an animal housing environment that is used to reveal mechanisms that underlie the connections between lifestyle, stress, and disease. This protocol describes a procedure that uses a mouse model of colon tumorigenesis and EE to specifically define alterations in microbiota biodiversity that may impact animal mortality.