Microbiome experts to speak at World Economic Forum

by Melanie Cordova

Three Cornell University faculty members are presenting ideas about tiny things to a gathering of influential thought leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland. Microbiomes, the combined genetic material of microorganisms in a  particular environment,  too small to be seen with the naked eye, are turning out to be very important in soil, animals and plants. “Microbes, in a sense, rule the world: In their multitudes, they help regulate our biosphere and have profound effects on plants and animals, and what our climate future will be like”  Daniel Buckley said.

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