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Direct sequencing of the human microbiome readily reveals community differences.

  • Author(s): Kuczynski, Justin
  • Costello, Elizabeth K
  • Nemergut, Diana R
  • Zaneveld, Jesse
  • Lauber, Christian L
  • Knights, Dan
  • Koren, Omry
  • Fierer, Noah
  • Kelley, Scott T
  • Ley, Ruth E
  • Gordon, Jeffrey I
  • Knight, Rob
  • et al.

Culture-independent studies of human microbiota by direct genomic sequencing reveal quite distinct differences among communities, indicating that improved sequencing capacity can be most wisely utilized to study more samples, rather than more sequences per sample.

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