Structure and function of the human skin microbiome.

  title={Structure and function of the human skin microbiome.},
  author={Nina N Schommer and Richard L Gallo},
  journal={Trends in microbiology},
  volume={21 12},
An abundant and diverse collection of bacteria, fungi, and viruses inhabits the human skin. These microorganisms vary between individuals and between different sites on the skin. The factors responsible for the unique variability of the skin microbiome are only partly understood, but results suggest that host genetic and environmental influences play a major role. Today, the steady accumulation of data describing the skin microbiome, combined with experiments designed to test the biological… CONTINUE READING
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