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Rachel Dutton, a microbiologist at the University of California, studies cheese in order to understand how microbes form communities. Dutton stated, “I took a piece of cheese into the lab and put it under the microscope. Everything I was looking for in a microbial community was present.” In her current study, her and fellow researches analyzed 137 cheeses, and they found twenty-four genera of fungi and bacteria. Dutton’s study could help scientist learn how microbial communities thrived in different areas, which could lead to humans knowing how to create safer and tastier food.