San Jose Mercury News: Humans depend on microbial populations, Gill says

Release Date: November 7, 2006


An article in the San Jose Mercury News on research into the immense but little-known world of the microscopic organisms and the roles they play in the life of this planet quotes Steven Gill, associate professor of oral biology, who said, "Humans are amalgamation of microbial and human attributes. We're entirely dependent on this microbial population for our well-being." The article was widely distributed throughout the country to newspapers that include the Miami Herald and Kansas City Star.

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