Commensal–Pathogen Interactions along the Human Nasal Passages

Abstract

Bacterial species that commonly reside on surfaces of the human nasal passages (Fig 1) interact with the host along a continuum from beneficial to harmful, i.e., from mutualist to commensal to pathogen. Likewise, the host responds along a continuum from tolerance to damage [1]. In fact, a small number of bacterial species that are prevalent and often… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1005633

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