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Quantifying human impact on Earth's microbiome

The global effect of human activities on Earth's microbiota has not yet been considered. Here, we identify potential trajectories of microbial change, and highlight knowledge gaps that need to be addressed to better understand how microbial communities across the globe will change in the future.

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Figure 1: Global microbial change and knowledge gaps.


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Pointing, S., Fierer, N., Smith, G. et al. Quantifying human impact on Earth's microbiome. Nat Microbiol 1, 16145 (2016).

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