Microbes evolved to colonize different parts of the human body

Microbes have evolved over millions of years to live in and on all parts of the human body. Duke scientists have created new ways to reconstruct how this evolution unfolded, using mathematical tools originally developed for geologists. They identified microbes that diverged into new species as they colonized one area of the body after another. The research could prompt new theories and treatments to manage our bacterial ecology and improve our personal health.

Microbes evolved to colonize different parts of the human body

As the human species evolved over the last six million years, our resident microbes did the same, adapting to vastly different conditions on our skin and in our mouths, noses, genitalia and ...

Mon 20 Mar 17 from Phys.org

Microbes evolved to colonize different parts of the human body, Mon 20 Mar 17 from ScienceDaily

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Microbes adapt to colonize different body parts

New research by Duke scientists shows microbes diverged into new species as they adapted to new body parts.

Mon 20 Mar 17 from UPI

Microbes Evolved to Colonize Different Parts of Human Body

NewsAs the human species evolved over the last six million years, our resident microbes did the same, adapting to vastly different conditions on our skin and in our mouths, noses, genitalia ...

Mon 20 Mar 17 from Laboratory Equipment

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