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From jungle to city : effect of urbanization on the skin microbiome

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Urbanization represents a profound shift in human behavior, with significant cultural and health-associated consequences. Here we investigate chemical and microbial characteristics of houses and their human occupants across an urbanization gradient in the Amazon rainforest, from a remote Peruvian Amerindian village to the Brazilian city of Manaus. Urbanization was associated with reduced microbial outdoor exposure, increased contact with housing materials, antimicrobials, and cleaning products, and increased exposure to chemical diversity. Urbanization degree correlated with changes in the house bacterial and micro-eukaryotic community composition, increased house and skin fungal diversity, and increased relative abundance of human skin-associated fungi and bacteria in houses. Overall, our results indicate large-scale effects of urbanization on chemical and microbial exposures and on the body microbiota, which could directly influence human health.
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Anthropology, Skin microbiome

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Callewaert, Chris. “From Jungle to City : Effect of Urbanization on the Skin Microbiome.” Skin Microbiome,  Congress Abstracts. 2019. Print.
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Callewaert, C. (2019). From jungle to city : effect of urbanization on the skin microbiome. Skin Microbiome,  Congress abstracts. Presented at the Skin Microbiome congress.
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Callewaert, Chris. 2019. “From Jungle to City : Effect of Urbanization on the Skin Microbiome.” In Skin Microbiome,  Congress Abstracts.
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Callewaert, Chris. 2019. “From Jungle to City : Effect of Urbanization on the Skin Microbiome.” In Skin Microbiome,  Congress Abstracts.
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Callewaert C. From jungle to city : effect of urbanization on the skin microbiome. Skin Microbiome,  Congress abstracts. 2019.
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C. Callewaert, “From jungle to city : effect of urbanization on the skin microbiome,” in Skin Microbiome,  Congress abstracts, Boston, MA, USA, 2019.
@inproceedings{8618013,
  abstract     = {Urbanization represents a profound shift in human behavior, with significant cultural and health-associated consequences. Here we investigate chemical and microbial characteristics of houses and their human occupants across an urbanization gradient in the Amazon rainforest, from a remote Peruvian Amerindian village to the Brazilian city of Manaus. Urbanization was associated with reduced microbial outdoor exposure, increased contact with housing materials, antimicrobials, and cleaning products, and increased exposure to chemical diversity. Urbanization degree correlated with changes in the house bacterial and micro-eukaryotic community composition, increased house and skin fungal diversity, and increased relative abundance of human skin-associated fungi and bacteria in houses. Overall, our results indicate large-scale effects of urbanization on chemical and microbial exposures and on the body microbiota, which could directly influence human health.},
  author       = {Callewaert, Chris},
  booktitle    = {Skin Microbiome,  Congress abstracts},
  keywords     = {Anthropology,Skin microbiome},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Boston, MA, USA},
  title        = {From jungle to city : effect of urbanization on the skin microbiome},
  year         = {2019},
}