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  • n. A microbial biome, such as the community of microbes within the human gut.


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  • Anyway, others have taken the term microbiome and run with it because it does conjure up to many "microbial biome" which could be used to refer to all the microbes in a system.

    The Tree of Life

  • Your skin is also what we call a microbiome; it's teeming with microorganisms, most of which are invisible to the naked eye.

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  • Could it be that the microbiome is producing neurotransmitters that affect behavior in the human host?

    Dr. David Kipper: Lindsay's Career And Diagnosis Are Both In The Toilet

  • These hitchhikers, and the genes they carry, are known as the microbiome.

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  • Not so fast, even the person who coined the term microbiome (Josh Lederberg) who originally seemed to use it to refer to all the genomes of the microbes also used the term ambiguously (e.g., in one paper he sad "the microbiome flora" meaning I guess the microbiota.

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  • A larger project is under way to sequence all the DNA in the human 'microbiome' - the collection of bugs that live on the skin, in the nose, hair, ears and digestive tract.

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  • Is it plausible to speculate that this ecosystem is capable of modulating the behavior of the host to get more food (as in obesity where the microbiome is altered), or even affecting how we behave in other situations?

    Dr. David Kipper: Lindsay's Career And Diagnosis Are Both In The Toilet

  • Nurse was also interested in the so-called microbiome—the teeming mass of microbial life that lives on and inside us—in the gut, skin, nose, and so on.

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  • If phenotype is a combination of genotype plus environment, the microbiome is the first wash of that environment over our bodies.

    How the Personal Genome Project Could Unlock the Mysteries of Life

  • In a commentary published in August in the journal Nature, he asserted that antibiotics are permanently altering microbial flora of the human body, also known as the microbiome or microbiota, with serious health consequences.

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