The demographic determinants of human microbiome health.

@article{Estrela2015TheDD,
  title={The demographic determinants of human microbiome health.},
  author={Sylvie Estrela and Marvin Whiteley and Sam P. Brown},
  journal={Trends in microbiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={134-41}
}
The human microbiome is a vast reservoir of microbial diversity and increasingly recognized to have a fundamental role in human health. In polymicrobial communities, the presence of one species can modulate the demography (i.e., growth and distribution) of other species. These demographic impacts generate feedbacks in multispecies interactions, which can be magnified in spatially structured populations (e.g., host-associated communities). Here, we argue that demographic feedbacks between… CONTINUE READING
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