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The volatile microbiome

George M Weinstock

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The Genome Institute, 4444 Forest Park Avenue, Campus Box 8501, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63108, USA

Genome Biology 2011, 12:114  doi:10.1186/gb-2011-12-5-114

Published: 30 May 2011


The first detailed temporal study of the human microbiome shows that individual body habitats exhibit surprising variation over time yet maintain distinguishable community structures.

Human microbiome; microbial communities; metagenomics; microbial ecology