Conceptualizing Human Microbiota: From Multicelled Organ to Ecological Community

Abstract

The microbiota of a typical, healthy human contains 10 times as many cells as the human body and incorporates bacteria, viruses, archea, protozoans, and fungi. This diverse microbiome (the collective genomes of the microbial symbionts that inhabit a human host) is essential for human functioning. We discuss the unstated assumptions and implications of… (More)
DOI: 10.1155/2008/613979

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@article{Foxman2008ConceptualizingHM, title={Conceptualizing Human Microbiota: From Multicelled Organ to Ecological Community}, author={Betsy Foxman and Deborah E. Goldberg and Courtney C Murdock and Chuanwu Xi and Janet R. Gilsdorf}, journal={Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases}, year={2008}, volume={2008}, pages={736 - 737} }