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Research Article

A Guide to Enterotypes across the Human Body: Meta-Analysis of Microbial Community Structures in Human Microbiome Datasets

  • Omry Koren equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Omry Koren, Dan Knights, Antonio Gonzalez

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Dan Knights equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Omry Koren, Dan Knights, Antonio Gonzalez

    Affiliation: Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Antonio Gonzalez equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Omry Koren, Dan Knights, Antonio Gonzalez

    Affiliation: Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Levi Waldron,

    Affiliations: Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Nicola Segata,

    Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Rob Knight,

    Affiliations: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Curtis Huttenhower,

    Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Ruth E. Ley mail

    rel222@cornell.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: January 10, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002863
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Omry Koren, Ruth E. Ley
Department of Microbiology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America
Dan Knights, Antonio Gonzalez
Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America
Levi Waldron, Nicola Segata, Curtis Huttenhower
Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Levi Waldron
Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Rob Knight
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America
Rob Knight
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: rel222@cornell.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: OK DK AG LW NS RK CH REL. Performed the experiments: OK DK AG LW NS RK CH REL. Analyzed the data: OK DK AG LW NS RK CH REL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: OK DK AG LW NS RK CH REL. Wrote the paper: OK DK AG NS RK CH REL.