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University of California - Berkeley

Gut Microbe Variation with Latitude

Caption: The researchers looked at data from more than 1,000 people from around the world. The blue represents the proportion of obesity-related bacteria in the gut (Firmicutes), while red is the proportion of bacteria associated with slimness (Bacteroidetes).

Credit: Taichi Suzuki/UC Berkeley & Michael Worobey/UA Tucson

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