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Our Microbial Planet

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Microbes—life forms too tiny to see—play a surprisingly large role in life on earth. Microbes are everywhere,  
and they do a lot of good for human health and our planet. in fact, disease-causing microbes make up only  
a very tiny fraction of the millions of types of microbes.

This poster was derived from the National Research Council report The New Science of Metagenomics: Revealing the Secrets of Our Microbial Planet (2007).