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Microbiome: Ecology of stable gut communities

A recent analysis of microbial community dynamics shows that, contrary to current assumption, too much cooperation among species can destabilize their communities. This is a first step towards understanding what makes a stable microbiome and, thus, transforming microbiome research into a more predictive science.

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  1. Luke McNally is at the Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3FL, UK.

    • Luke McNally
  2. Sam P. Brown is in the School of Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332, USA.

    • Sam P. Brown

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