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When commensal microbes on the skin metabolize compounds in human sweat, unpleasant body odor often results. Some of these odors may be disease-specific, and some may offer diagnostic solutions.
The holobiont concept extends a central organism to include the microbes in, on and around it. With this idea, it's no simple task determining where an organism ends and the outside world begins.
Virologists discuss the future of microbiology, highlighting the importance of vaccines, models and translational research to combat SARS-CoV-2 and emerging viruses.