NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – While the bacterial community makeup of two distant beaches was highly similar, researchers led by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's Rebecca Gast found that there were also differences in diversity that may make one beach more resilient in the face of sewage contamination, as they reported in PLOS One yesterday.

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