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Stigmatella aurantiaca (talk) 09:06, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

Misleading opening: "A microbiome is "the ecological community of commensal, symbiotic, and pathogenic microorganisms that literally share our body space." This is misleading, because one gets the impression that "microbiome" is limited to the human body. Better have this citation move further down when it comes to history of this term. Mosquito337 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:36, 3 September 2014 (UTC)


The last sentence in the "Introduction" section reads: "Indeed, an organism's complement of microbial inhabitants can be considered as a forgotten organ" (emphasis added). Besides needing a citation/source, was any microbiome ever really "forgotten"? If so, when was it last known? A better word is needed. --Thorwald (talk) 20:10, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

Lederberg-microbiome connecting reference still missing[edit]

There is no mention of microbiome in the linked J Lederberg article, though the microbiome article credits him with coining the term without providing any citation other than this link. Per wiki policy, we need to cite something appropriate, or remove this statement. Prof D. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:18, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

Here is a citation to consult, as being the origin:
  J. Lederberg J & McCray AT (2001) ’Ome Sweet ’Omics—a genealogical treasury of words. Scientist 15:8.

This is cited by the following article, where the attribution of the term microbiome is made to Lederberg:

 The NIH HMP Working Group, J. Peterson, S. Garges, et al. (2009) The NIH Human Microbiome Project, Genome Res. 19: 2317-2323.

[Prof D]

Science Writer Needed[edit]

This is a terrific article, but could really use a rewrite for a general public audience. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:54, 31 December 2013 (UTC)


It would be useful if there was a discussion about colon fecal transplants and how disease has been cured by this procedure — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:3:9380:9AA:D58F:3480:9F62:84D (talk) 01:48, 5 April 2014 (UTC)