By now you’re probably aware that your entire skin surface (and every orafice) is swarming with millions of microbes. The human microbiome is pretty sexy science these days, but we’re not the only species that hosts our own customized microbial communities.
A LOT of marine species have microbiomes too, and this topic is a hot new field of research. The coral holobioint is probably the most well-researched example. But for now, let me introduce you to the microbiome of my nematode friends.