Number of identified bacterial phyla in the human skin

Value 19 Unitless
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Grice EA et al., Topographical and Temporal Diversity of the Human Skin Microbiome Science May 29, 2009 324: 1190-1192 p.1190 middle column top paragraphPubMed ID19478181
Comments Nineteen bacterial phyla were detected, but most sequences were assigned to four phyla: Actinobacteria (51.8%), Firmicutes (24.4%), Proteobacteria (16.5%), and Bacteroidetes (6.3%).
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