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Human age and skin physiology shape diversity and abundance of Archaea on skin

Moissl-Eichinger, Christine ; Probst, Alexander J. ; Birarda, Giovanni ; Auerbach, Anna ; Koskinen, Kaisa ; Wolf, Peter ; Holman, Hoi-Ying N.


The human skin microbiome acts as an important barrier protecting our body from pathogens and other environmental influences. Recent investigations have provided evidence that Archaea are a constant but highly variable component of the human skin microbiome, yet factors that determine their abundance changes are unknown. Here, we tested the hypothesis that the abundance of archaea on human skin ...


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