Viruses knowledge unlocked by new metagenomics technologies

Metagenomic sequencing techniques allows the study of microbiomes from all sorts of habitats, and using this to explore phages (bacteriophage genomes integrated into the circular bacterial chromosome) has expanded knowledge ...

Zoo animals teach lessons about a healthy microbiome

For some years now, life science and medical research has focused on the question of how the microorganisms living in and on a body influence central life processes and thus health and disease of their host organisms. Scientists ...

Getting to know your microbiome better

In recent years, our gut microbiome has expanded from the relative obscurity of a culture dish to become firmly established in popular culture.

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