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Cell. 2016 May 5;165(4):771-2. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2016.04.035.

Microbial Skin Inhabitants: Friends Forever.

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1
Collaborative Mass Spectrometry Innovation Center, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA; UC San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA.
2
UC San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA; Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA.
3
UC San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA; Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA; Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA. Electronic address: rknight@ucsd.edu.

Abstract

To gain insight into the stability of the microbial communities that inhabit our skin, Oh et al., in a tour-de-force effort, map the human skin metagenomes over time. Remarkably, their data indicate that the individual, not the environment, primarily drives the composition of skin microbial communities.

PMID:
27153488
DOI:
10.1016/j.cell.2016.04.035
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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