In recent years one of the major topics in microbiology has been microbiome research. For example, in the human body, there are one to ten times as many microbial cells, of many types, as human cells, and they play important roles in maintaining our health. In agriculture, research on the soil and plant microbiome has progressed, and is calling the increased harvests and quality enhancement the result of a "microorganism revolution. ENext, we look forward to a microorganism revolution in the ocean.

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