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World J Respirol. Jul 28, 2017; 7(2): 39-47
Published online Jul 28, 2017. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v7.i2.39
Figure 1
Figure 1 Ecological determinants of the lung microbiome. The respiratory microbiome is determined by three factors: Microbial immigration, microbial elimination (mainly in heathy individuals) and regional growth conditions (mainly in advanced lung disease) (adapted from Dickson RP 2015).