The gut microbiome benefits the host in many ways. One benefit of the gut microbiome is that it helps to prevent infection by pathogenic microbes. To directly compete with and inhibit the growth of pathogenic microbes, members of the gut microbiome do which of the following?

Choose one or more:

A.synthesize vitamins

B.occupy attachment receptors

C.degrade complex carbohydrates

D.degrade mucin

E.secrete substances that inhibit the growth of pathogens

F.compete for nutrients

G.compete for mates
HINT: The gut microbiome performs many of the actions listed, but which benefit the host by inhibiting pathogen growth and which benefit the host in other ways?

A,C,E was not the answer