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News Release 18-032

Federal partners release Interagency Strategic Plan for Microbiome Research

Interagency group seeks collaboration to accelerate research in critical emerging areas of science and engineering

A colony of Diploastrea heliopora corals.

Microbiomes play critical roles in natural systems, from coral reefs to human bodies. The coral Diploastrea heliopora, whose dome-shaped colonies can reach sizes of up to 5 meters across, were the subject of an NSF-supported microbiome study led by Pennsylvania State University. Find out more about this image in the NSF Multimedia Gallery.

Credit: Ryan McMinds, Oregon State University

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