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The PMP Mission
The primate gastrointestinal tract is home to trillions of bacteria that play major roles in digestion and metabolism, immune system development, and pathogen resistance, among other important aspects of host health and behavior. Diverse communities of microbes are also present in many body sites other than the gut. The Primate Microbiome Project was established to develop a systematic map of variation in microbiome structure and function across all primates and to relate this to primate health, evolution, behavior, and conservation.​


Read more about specific goals in the areas of primate health, evolution, behavior, and conservation.​


View our current and anticipated samples on a map and a phylogeny here.


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