Archaea in and on the Human Body: Health Implications and Future Directions

  title={Archaea in and on the Human Body: Health Implications and Future Directions},
  author={Mor Nadia Lurie-Weinberger and Uri Gophna and Joseph Heitman},
  booktitle={PLoS pathogens},
Although they are abundant and even dominant members of animal microbiomes (microbiotas), from sponges and termites to mice and cattle, archaea in our own microbiomes have received much less attention than their bacterial counterparts. The fact that human-associated archaea have been relatively little-studied may be at least partially attributed to the lack of any established archaeal human pathogens [1,2]. Clinically oriented microbiology courses often do not mention archaea at all, and most… CONTINUE READING
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