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Research Article

High Diversity of the Saliva Microbiome in Batwa Pygmies

  • Ivan Nasidze equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Ivan Nasidze, Jing Li

    nasidze@eva.mpg.de

    Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

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  • Jing Li equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Ivan Nasidze, Jing Li

    Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

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  • Roland Schroeder,

    Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

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  • Jean L. Creasey,

    Affiliation: D.D.S., Nevada City, California, United States of America

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  • Mingkun Li,

    Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

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  • Mark Stoneking

    Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

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  • Published: August 16, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0023352

About the Authors

Ivan Nasidze, Jing Li, Roland Schroeder, Mingkun Li, Mark Stoneking
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
Jean L. Creasey
D.D.S., Nevada City, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: nasidze@eva.mpg.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: IN MS. Performed the experiments: RS. Analyzed the data: IN JL ML. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JLC. Wrote the paper: IN MS.