Does host genetics influence the microbiota of the gut?
Yes. Recent studies have shown that the host’s genetics and habits/behavior will determine which microbiota will survive in the intestine and gut. The gut microbiota is increasingly important as it has been shown to have ties to obesity.
Ussar, Siegfried, Shiho Fujisaka, and C. Kahn Ronald. “Interactions between Host Genetics and Gut Microbiome in Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome.” Molecular Metabolism 5.9 (2016): 795-803. Web.