Mining the Mouth’s Many Microbes

amar-salomonwebThe Scientist
Salomon Amar, Goldman School of Dental Medicine

The oral cavity contains several distinct and dynamic microbial communities, and some of these commensals may seed the body’s other microbiomes…

Expert quote:

“We don’t have the full picture yet, but we understand that there is [a] first layer of microorganisms that allow for the attachment of the second-comers, the third-comers, the fourth, and so on, in a very hierarchical type of organization.”

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