Bacteria Diversity


Greater bacterial diversity has been correlated with wellness, but diversity can vary greatly among healthy individuals.[1][2] When you have your microbiome sequenced with uBiome, you will receive a diversity score. Diversity is determined using the Simpson's Diversity Index. Scores range from 0 to 10, with 10 being the most diverse. The average gut sample generates a score of between 6 and 9, but the distribution varies depending on the type of sample.


Here are some incredible diversity facts seen throughout the world:



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[1] Structure, function and diversity of the healthy human microbiome
[2] Is a super-diverse Amazon microbiome something to strive for?