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The human microbiota and microbiome.

Book cover for The human microbiota and microbiome.


This book, inclusive of 11 chapters, discusses current knowledge on the human microbial flora and microbiome, with emphasis given to the human intestinal microbiota. Initial chapters are devoted to the discussion of the specific microbial flora of the digestive tract, lungs, urogenital tract and skin, both during healthy and diseased states. The latter chapters are devoted specifically to the huma...


Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)

The stomach and small and large intestinal microbiomes.

This chapter provides an overview on the composition of the microbial flora inhabiting the human gastrointestinal tract (GIT), as well as its entire genetic information and the microbe-microbe and host-microbe interactions taking place in the GIT. Scientific advances on the microbiome of the upper (stomach and duodenum) and lower GIT (jejunum, ileum, caecum, colon, rectum), particularly of healthy and diseased people, are discussed. In addition, relevant factors that affect the composition of the GIT microbiome are also explored.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 20) The oral microbiome. Author(s): Zaura, E. Koopman, J. E. y Mostajo, M. F. Crielaard, W.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 32) The human urogenital microbiome. Author(s): Bengtson, E. Forney, L. J. Nelson, D. E.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 57) The lung microbiome. Author(s): Rogers, G. B. Carroll, M. P. Bruce, K. D.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 72) The human skin microbiome. Author(s): Tong, J. Li, H. Y.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 90) Function of the human gut microbiota. Author(s): Matsuki, T. Tanaka, R.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 107) Models of the human microbiota and microbiome in vitro. Author(s): Marzorati, M. Abbeele, P. van den Grootaert, C. Weirdt, R. de Carcavilla, A. M. Vermeiren, J. Wiele, T. van de
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 124) In vivo and animal models of the human gut microbiome. Author(s): Goodman, A. L.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 136) The gut microbiota in health and disease. Author(s): Ventura, M. Turroni, F. Strati, F. Sinderen, D. van
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 147) Next-generation sequencing methods to investigate the human microbiome. Author(s): Xiao Liang Qin JunJie Shen DongQian Jiang ChenMing Chen WanTing Liu Chuan Wang Jun
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 171) Metabonomics for understanding gut microbiome and host metabolic interplay. Author(s): Li, J. V. Holmes, E.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2014
  • ISBN
  • 9781780640495
  • Record Number
  • 20143165355