The Human Microbiota and Microbiome
- ISBN 9781786395320
- Language English
- Pages 208 pp.
- Size 6" x 9"
Thousands of different microbial species colonize the human body, and are essential for our survival. This book presents a review of the current understanding of human microbiomes, the functions that they bring to the host, how we can model them, their role in health and disease and the methods used to explore them. Current research into areas such as the long-term effect of antibiotics makes this a subject of considerable interest. This title is essential reading for researchers and students of microbiology.
1. The Stomach and Small and Large Intestinal Microbiomes
2. The Oral Microbiome
3. The Human Urogenital Microbiome
4. The Lung Microbiome
5. The Human Skin Microbiome
6. Function of the Human Gut Microbiota
7. Models of the Human Microbiota and Microbiome In Vitro
8. In Vivo and Animal Models of the Human Gut Microbiome
9. The Gut Microbiota in Health and Disease
10. Next-generation Sequencing Methods to Investigate the Human Microbiome
11. Metabonomics for Understanding Gut Microbiome and Host Metabolic Interplay