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The human mycobiome in health and disease

Cui, L and Morris, A and Ghedin, E (2013) The human mycobiome in health and disease. Genome Medicine, 5 (7).

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Abstract

The mycobiome, referring primarily to the fungal biota in an environment, is an important component of the human microbiome. Despite its importance, it has remained understudied. New culture-independent approaches to determine microbial diversity, such as next-generation sequencing methods, are greatly broadening our view of fungal importance. An integrative analysis of current studies shows that different body sites harbor specific fungal populations, and that diverse mycobiome patterns are associated with various diseases. By interfacing with other biomes, as well as with the host, the mycobiome probably contributes to the progression of fungus-associated diseases and plays an important role in health and disease. © 2013 BioMed Central Ltd.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Cui, L
Morris, A
Ghedin, Eelg21@pitt.eduELG21
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, or Units > Center for Vaccine Research
Date: 30 July 2013
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Genome Medicine
Volume: 5
Number: 7
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1186/gm467
Schools and Programs: School of Medicine > Computational and Systems Biology
School of Medicine > Critical Care Medicine
School of Medicine > Immunology
School of Medicine > Medicine
Refereed: Yes
Article Type: Review
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2016 14:58
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2019 15:56
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/29698

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