Research report 2021 - Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
The surprising evolutionary history of our oral bacteria
Warinner, Christina; Fellows Yates, James; Velsko, Irina
Max-Planck-Institut für evolutionäre Anthropologie, Leipzig
SummaryAn international team led by researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, reconstructed the oral microbiomes of Neanderthals, primates, and humans – including the oldest oral microbiome ever sequenced from a 100,000-year-old Neanderthal – and discovered unexpected clues about human evolution, health, and diet.