|A cross-section of the skin (showing viruses and other microbes).|
Thanks to Geof Hannigan for conceptualizing and taking the lead on this project. You can read his description of it and an overview of the results here:
There is also a good article for the general public here that describes the work:http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/11/vast-uncharted-viral-world-discovered-on-human-skin/
Hannigan, G. D., J. S. Meisel, A. S. Tyldsley, Q. Zheng, B. P. Hodkinson, A. J. SanMiguel, S. Minot, F. D. Bushman, and E. A. Grice. 2015. The human skin double-stranded DNA virome: topographical and temporal diversity, genetic enrichment, and dynamic associations with the host microbiome. mBio 6(5): e01578-15.
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