I'm back! This episode: Looking at how people in different villages share microbes!
Microbe of the episode
Microbe of the episode: Cristispira pectinis
Learning how our microbiota forms and changes and functions is important, because it can affect many aspects of health. In this study, villagers in the islands of Fiji share microbes with others in the same and other villages, but not always in patterns that might be expected.
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