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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...

Author(s)
Marchesi, J. R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640495)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for 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...

Author(s)
Riedel, C. U.; Schwiertz, A.; Egert, M.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640495)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The oral microbiome.

This chapter provides an overview on the diversity and composition of the oral microbiome of healthy individuals, including relevant species of bacteria, Archaea, fungi and viruses.

Author(s)
Zaura, E.; Koopman, J. E.; y Mostajo, M. F.; Crielaard, W.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640495)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The human urogenital microbiome.

This chapter provides an overview on the microbial composition of the human urogenital tract in male and female healthy individuals. Perturbations in microbial composition in relation to the occurrence of bacterial vaginosis and sexually transmitted diseases are also discussed.

Author(s)
Bengtson, E.; Forney, L. J.; Nelson, D. E.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640495)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The lung microbiome.

This chapter details current knowledge on lung microbial composition in the healthy state, as well as during acute (i.e., bacterial pneumonia) and chronic disease conditions (i.e., cystic fibrosis, bronchial asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

Author(s)
Rogers, G. B.; Carroll, M. P.; Bruce, K. D.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640495)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The human skin microbiome.

This chapter discusses the composition and diversity of microbial communities (i.e., bacteria, fungi, parasites, viruses) of the human skin at different sites. Perturbations in skin microbial composition during various cutaneous disease states, such as acne vulgaris, psoriasis and atopic...

Author(s)
Tong, J.; Li, H. Y.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640495)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Function of the human gut microbiota.

This chapter reviews the various functions of the human gut microbiata in relation to: (1) production and conversion of bioactive compounds; (2) regulation of the crypt-villus structure in the small intestine; (3) immune maturation; (4) prevention of pathogenic infections; (5) energy homeostasis,...

Author(s)
Matsuki, T.; Tanaka, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640495)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Models of the human microbiota and microbiome <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">in vitro</i>.

This chapter describes in vitro models of the gastrointestinal tract currently used in static and dynamic simulation studies of host-microbial interactions in the digestive tract.

Author(s)
Marzorati, M.; Abbeele, P. van den; Grootaert, C.; Weirdt, R. de; Carcavilla, A. M.; Vermeiren, J.; Wiele, T. van de
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640495)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">In vivo</i> and animal models of the human gut microbiome.

This chapter describes current applications of in vivo animal models in studies related to the human gut microbiome, specifically those in the distal gut. These applications range from studying the biology of single host-associated microbial species to examining complete human communities...

Author(s)
Goodman, A. L.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640495)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The gut microbiota in health and disease.

This chapter reviews the important role of the gut microbial flora in the healthy state, as well as relevant alterations in their composition during various disease states (i.e., autoimmune diseases, inflammatory bowel diseases, allergies, colorectal cancer).

Author(s)
Ventura, M.; Turroni, F.; Strati, F.; Sinderen, D. van
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640495)
Type
Book chapter

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