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#1 GeorgeWolff

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 04:07 AM

Take a look at NIH's microbiome project. Based on the concept that sees of bodies as composed of both human and microbial cells (more of the former than the latter) it explores the collective dynamic.

http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/hmp/

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:28 AM

Its not only humans where we find out more and more about "microbiomes" and their importance.

E.g. there are fungi which cannot produce toxins (and spores) without bacteria Nature 437; 884

Edited by gebirgsziege, 09 February 2009 - 09:29 AM.

A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies. (Oscar Wilde)

#3 GeorgeWolff

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 02:46 PM

Thanks geberg.. - interesting! Even more so as Burkholderia has been shown to both inhibit and be inhibitted by fungi.

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 06:39 AM

Another relevant database - human oral microbiome - HOMD




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